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Old 07-10-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Questions about BMW oil 5w-30

I bought a batch of this oil on ebay and there is a date that indicates "10June15" on the back. Does this mean the oil is expired?

Another question: Is it normal for oil to change to a darkish brown color? My car has about 155,000 total miles on it, and I've noticed that the oil quickly changes to darkish brown. I still have about 2,500 more miles until the next recommended oil change.

Any feedback would be appreciated!
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:17 AM   #2
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Yeah oil changes color. You can get get deals on castrol euro blend at walmart btw
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
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The oil you bought it probably fine. As far as I know, oils don't have expiration dates, only manufacturing dates.

There's no reason at all to buy BMW oil, by the way. If you want to use BMW approved oil, just use something with the LL-01 certification. One of the Castrol synthetics at Walmart carries the certification. A lot of oils do.

Oil has additives that suspend particles. The particles darken the oil. It would be strange for your oil not to darken.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:48 AM   #4
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I hope by "recommended" oil change you don't mean 15,000 miles.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:23 PM   #5
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I hope by "recommended" oil change you don't mean 15,000 miles.
my next oil change is at 157,500 miles.. haha
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