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Old 10-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by LeMansteve View Post
PLENTY of people use oils that do not meet the BMW spec
...and then report back: I've used XXX for 3000 miles with no problem!

This to save $10, maybe $12. And many of these drivers will stretch the 15K interval, too

But do the arithmetic. Make it simple. Assume $10 in price savings and a 10K change interval. That means saving a whole 1/10 of a penny per mile! If you can't afford another dollar every thousand miles, then you can't afford an E46, a BMW, or any car, for that matter.

Boggles my mind how some people seem incapable of looking for "BMW LL-01" on the back of a bottle.
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