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Old 10-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by klax View Post
Funny how they say "use only BMW oil" and yet they also say that you can use 5W-40 (which is what I use). The magic BMW oil doesn't come in 5W-40...
'magic' BMW oil only exists in the U.S as the U.S has CAFE. Just about everywhere else use XW40 that meets LL01 to give some margin when the oil shears. U.S BMW 5W30 is pretty much on the lower end even when new and will be under spec when it shears.
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