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      10-16-2019, 10:36 PM   #93
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Drives: E70 X5 5.0, E46 330Ci, E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Illinois

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I got a new N63 engine under the Bang Class action and noticed the first fill was LL12 FE. I asked the dealer and was informed this is the new standard across the board (even through all posts say it's Diesel only for single turbo). Given issues I had with valve stem seals on old engine with LL01 high SAPS oil, I am going to keep using LL12 0W30 Fuchs brand and change the oil myself every 5K miles. No oil consumption, better gas mileage by at least 1 mile/gallon albeit a new engine. Low TBN (~8.9) should be OK if I'm changing every 5K.