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      04-21-2019, 03:17 PM   #89
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I use 5W-30 Pennzoil Euro-L, one of the few oils I can easily get with BMW LL-04 for my diesel engine, pair it with a Mahle filter

I buy the Mahle filters off rock-auto $11/each
and the oil from Walmart online, it's like $22/5 quart

I also buy two oil changes at a time to get the free shipping off Walmart's website

I do 5k mile OCI, at 5k I do it myself, when I hit 10k on the CBS I take it into the dealership for the free change. They do use 0W-30 but don't think it hurts to switch back and forth.
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Another thing to keep in mind is if you run E85, you need to change your oil more frequently.

Based on oil analysis, I lost 2500 miles (from 7500 to 5000) of TBN retention using Redline oil. No more extended OCI for me.
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Interesting. I use the Fram Ultras in the other cars, the BMWs get the Mann.
I didn't realize the Ultras came with the o-rings and crush washer until now.
On amazon the fram is over 2x the price as Mann.
Like 8 bucks at Walmart and considering we all use 40 bucks a week for gas....................
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What weight oil are you guys getting?
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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.
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      10-23-2019, 10:43 AM   #94
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What do you think about this oil?


https://www.mapodo.de/de/castrol-mag...c3-5w-30-5-ltr
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      10-25-2019, 08:54 PM   #95
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Piggybacking off this thread, anyone know why my CBS might suddenly go from 10K intervals to 5K? Changed it at 8K, 16K, 26K, 36K (maintenance reminder came on each time). At 39K it still said some 8K miles to go, then suddenly I was overdue by 30 miles at 41K (no countdown). 80%+ highway miles. Quite a few on this thread seem to be doing 5K OCI but it seems excessive for this usage and very weird how it suddenly went to this interval

(Other thread https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show...php?p=25386169)
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Piggybacking off this thread, anyone know why my CBS might suddenly go from 10K intervals to 5K? Changed it at 8K, 16K, 26K, 36K (maintenance reminder came on each time). At 39K it still said some 8K miles to go, then suddenly I was overdue by 30 miles at 41K (no countdown). 80%+ highway miles. Quite a few on this thread seem to be doing 5K OCI but it seems excessive for this usage and very weird how it suddenly went to this interval

(Other thread https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show...php?p=25386169)
Are you sure it's indicating an oil service and not some other required service like brake fluid?
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Are you sure it's indicating an oil service and not some other required service like brake fluid?
Yes, it was specifically oil change which I did less than 5K ago along with brake fluid, which is why I was so shocked. Used the oil level checker function and it was also full.
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I've been using Pennzoil 5w 30 euro L but want to switch to 0w 30. Liqui Molly seems to be a good choice but which particular formula should I go with ?

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I use whatever the dealer puts in it, but I could probably use cooking oil since I don't drive my car hard at all.
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      11-12-2019, 10:20 PM   #101
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5w-30 Pentosin, use Mobil 5w-30 "High Mileage" for topping off when it's low.

Thinking about switching to Liquid Moly 5w-40, maybe the Molygen.
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I use whatever the dealer puts in it, but I could probably use cooking oil since I don't drive my car hard at all.
A light extra virgin olive oil would prob be best for your application.
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A light extra virgin olive oil would prob be best for your application.
....the white truffle oil with a hint of rosemary aroma.
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A light extra virgin olive oil would prob be best for your application.
That sounds great .
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Switched from Castrol 0W-40 to Pennzoil Euro Platinum 5W-40.
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Just put Castrol 0W-40 in both my cars.

It used to be good enough for BMW, but it's still good enough for Audi, VW, MB, Porsche...

Pretty sure I'll be fine.
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I'm running Rotella T6 in my N54.....no issues.
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+1 for Castrol 0W-40
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Switched from Castrol 0W-40 to Pennzoil Euro Platinum 5W-40.
So annoying that the Pennzoil isn't widely available
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So annoying that the Pennzoil isn't widely available
Where are you that you can't get it?

My 0W-40 German Castrol is actually being phased out of the BMW LL01 in Canada. I know LL01 isn't really a requirement some say but I just found that curious and was the main reason why I decided to switch.
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