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2008 BMW Z4
3.0L 6-cyl Engine Code N52 Engine Code N52 B30
255 bhp. @ 6600 rpm / Torque: 220 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm
24 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
3.0L - Inline 6-cyl (2996 cc) Code: N52 (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2008 BMW Z4 with engine code N52) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 2008 BMW Z4 with engine code N52 hide.
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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
Last Updated This product cross reference guide for 2008 BMW Z4 engine code N52 was last updated on 8th August 2019 hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, S6-37BZ (6-SPD)  »  GLS56 [1]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Manual Transmission, S6-17BG (6-SPD)  »  GLS56 [1]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Rear Differential

    Standard Differential, Rear  »  GLSF1

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear  »  GLS23

    All TEMPS  » 
    Severe Gear® 75W-140 (SVOPK)
  5. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid (W/ AS/ARS)  »  PS006

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)

    Power Steering Fluid (W/O AS/ARS)  »  AF3

    Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) (ATFPK)
  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  7. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  8. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Use MTF-LT-3, BMW P/N 83 22 2 339 221. Ensure
    correct fluid is used by referring to the label on the
    transmission.
    [2] Use BMW P/N 81 22 0 142 156 (12 oz.) or
    BMW P/N 81 22 0 142 155 (1 gallon). If unavailable, use a
    low viscosity DOT 4 brake fluid.
    [3] Models with combined power steering,
    hydraulic brake booster and self leveling suspension
    refer to label on top of reservoir for proper fluid
    recommendation.

  9. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  6.9 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, With AT Initial Fill  »  8.9 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, With MT Initial Fill  »  8 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, A6HP19Z Initial Fill  »  4.2 quarts [2]
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    6 speed A6HP19Z  »  9.4 quarts
    Manual Transmission, S6-17BG (6-SPD)  »  3 pints
    Manual Transmission, S6-37BZ (6-SPD)  »  3.2 pints
    Differential, Rear  »  2.1 pints
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Carry out oil level check in accordance with instructions
    from a scan tool.
  10. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  M22x1.5  »  45 ft/lbs
    Oil Drain Plug  »  M18x1.5  »  26 ft/lbs
    Oil Drain Plug  »  M12x1.5  »  19 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 25 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 25 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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EFMSynthetic 5W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil (EFM)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) is a Full-SAPS synthetic motor oil, specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Its full sulfated ash, ...
EFOSynthetic 0W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil (EFO)

European Car Formula 0W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFO) is a Full-SAPS European motor oil for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines. Formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and ligh...
ATLSignature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

A fuel efficient automatic transmission fluid recommended for GM, Ford and Toyota transmissions where lighter viscosity oil is required. Provides the same excellent protection and performance as AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF. Recommended ...
OTLOE Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
SVO75W-140 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVO)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
PSFMulti-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ATFSignature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTFOE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
mann oil filterMANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
mann air filterMANN-FILTERS Air Filters

MANN-FILTER air filters feature optimum pleat geometry for maximum dirt holding capacity and high filtration efficiency for engine protection. They also correct air flow, enhancing engine protection.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
72
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
3.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
96
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
144
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
200,000 miles (320,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
210,000 miles (336,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
168
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
192
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
270,000 miles (432,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
216
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
240
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2010-08-01
Bulletin Number:
TS-12-19-10
NHTSA Item Number:
10041276

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: service engine soon light is on with a fault code stored. Internal dmtl pump failure. ( nhtsa item number - 10041276 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-63-14-10
NHTSA Item Number:
10041281

Component Description: (A) Exterior lighting., (B) Exterior lighting:tail lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: the rear lamp is not water tight due to cracks due to stress. Water may enter the lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 10041281 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-07-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-33-01-02
NHTSA Item Number:
10040853

Component Description: Suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: a grinding noise is coming from the differential during slow cornering. When turning a slip/stick effect is created on the lining and steel discs incorporated in the differential clutch causes a grinding noise. ( nhtsa item number - 10040853 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-09-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-13-13-10
NHTSA Item Number:
10042684

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: on some vehicles, the high pressure fuel pump has an internal component that may fail and causing drivability symptoms such as erratic engine operation and longer starting times. ( nhtsa item number - 10042684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-07-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-01-02-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10045279

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: a failure of the turbocharger wastegates, caused by a defect, has an emissions extended warranty, 8 years or 82,000 miles, whichever comes first, not otherwise falling within coverage exclusion. ( nhtsa item number - 10045279 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-03-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-13-05
NHTSA Item Number:
10052012

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: battery has an increased demand due to developemental process of the electrical system. This is causing the batter to need to undergo an energy diagnosis. ( nhtsa item number - 10052012 ).

Bulletin Date:
2014-06-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-84-03-14
NHTSA Item Number:
10056099

Component Description: (A) Communication., (B) Electrical system: software.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: when using iphone, various connectivity failures occur, such as disconnection of call, list of contacts incomplete, due to the variants and software used. Model 2008-2014. ( nhtsa item number - 10056099 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
BMW
Model(s):
128I, 328I, 525I, 528I, 530I, X3, X5, Z4
Year(s):
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Manufacturer:
BMW of North America, LLC
NHTSA ID:
17V683000
Recall Date:
October 30th, 2017
Units Affected:
740,561

Affected Component: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:crankcase (pcv).

Summary: Bmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xdrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, x3 3. 0si, x3 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive30i, z4 3. 0i, z4 3. 0si and z4 sdrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) valve may short circuit. .

Conequence: An electrical short can cause the parts within the pcv valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use. .

Remedy: Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pcv valve heater, free of charge. Interim letters were mailed on november 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notification by the end of october 2018. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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