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Old 10-17-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Someone please help! (Yes, yet another oil thread)

Ok guys, I have done quite a bit of searching on this forum and around the web and I cannot find a definitive answer to my question.

I need to change out my oil(I'll be doing it this coming weekend) and I would like to use Liqui-Moly oil. Can anyone tell me which one is recommended for our cars? I see a few using the 5w-40 but as far as I can see it is only BMW LL-98 approved. Looking for any advice!
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:52 AM   #5
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Yeah, I noticed the 5w-30 Longtime High Tech is LL-04, does that mean that we can use it? I thought it said something about not using it in the US due to our gas quality? Not entirely sure. I really would like to try Liqui-Moly, especially because I can get it for a great price and I've heard great things about it. Just wanna make sure I don't do any harm.
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Ok guys, I have done quite a bit of searching on this forum and around the web and I cannot find a definitive answer to my question.

I need to change out my oil(I'll be doing it this coming weekend) and I would like to use Liqui-Moly oil. Can anyone tell me which one is recommended for our cars? I see a few using the 5w-40 but as far as I can see it is only BMW LL-98 approved. Looking for any advice!
Based on what I currently know, Dawn (or do you prefer Liquid?), it's safest to find an LL-01 5/40, but LL-98 would be okay if you keep your oci down. Down to what, I don't know though. I'm sure below 10K is still fine--though one way to check this would be to find oci recommendations from BMW for it's LL-98-running cars.

I'd written a few times that I was considering a Fuchs 5/40 that has LL-98 rating. If you really want 5/40, there's a Total Quartz 5/40 that is LL-01. I use Total 0/30 (also LL-01).

Everything I've read here says that you should NOT use LL-04.

Finally, in case you didn't know, the numbers on the bottle for weight aren't really precise, in that there are 0/30s that are as viscous as 5/40s or darn close to it...some that are probably thicker after having been run a few thousand miles.

GL with your oil thread! You know the entertainment portion of it has to come eventually, right?
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GL with your oil thread! You know the entertainment portion of it has to come eventually, right?
I think it just did..........
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How do they say it, 'nummm nummmm'? When do we get to see more of her?

Perhaps covered in a liquid dishwashing soap like Dawn?

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So, given your location, what is your view about BMW oil and kangaroos ? My authoritative souce indicated there was a connection.

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So, given your location, what is your view about BMW oil and kangaroos ? My authoritative souce indicated there was a connection.
You're skirting the issue of the real dark, underbelly of the world of BMW--not oil and roos, but fanatics and beagles.

I heard you used your dog's bed to protect your pink garage's floor from explosive tie rods. What species of dog do you have? Gender?
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You're skirting the issue of the real dark, underbelly of the world of BMW--not oil and roos, but fanatics and beagles.

I heard you used your dog's bed to protect your pink garage's floor from explosive tie rods. What species of dog do you have? Gender?
I don't have a dog or a pink garage. You got the wrong guy. As usual, your thinking is notoriously skewed and wonky. Age is really that tough on the old brain cells, eh ? Perhaps plugging them into a battery could perk them up somewhat ? But, be sure to check the fuses first.

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The only correlation is that we drink oil and eat kangaroos....numnumnumnum
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My understanding is that the bush kangaroos refused to release the BMW oil for love or money. Why is that ?
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So I know about testing a nine volt on your tongue; you think it would help if I just held it firmly on my head?

Not being so great with electrical stuff, you know, could you tell me what sort of voltage or amperage you're talking about? I hope you don't think I need to go above, say, 12 volts dc. I took a 220V hit once and really don't want to go through that again if I don't have to.

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So I know about testing a nine volt on your tongue; you think it would help if I just held it firmly on my head?

Not being so great with electrical stuff, you know, could you tell me what sort of voltage or amperage you're talking about? I hope you don't think I need to go above, say, 12 volts dc. I took a 220V hit once and really don't want to go through that again if I don't have to.

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My apologies. I thought it was old age. Now I see it was something else. You should have listened to your parents way back to not play with electrics. Even car batteries are dangerouse. So try not to disconnect them too much. Being hit once was bad. Twice, and it would be all over.

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My apologies. It thought it was old age. Now I see it was something else. You should have listened to you parents way back to not play with electrics. Even car batteries are dangerouse. So try not to disconnect them too much. Being hit once was bad. Twice, and it would be all over.
It ain't the volts that get you, it's the amps. A 220v house line is typically 60 amps. That's enough to make a strong man cry. Although car batteries are 12v, their amps are very high, a hit from a car battery would hurt a lot. I'm always VERY careful when removing or replacing a car battery.
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It ain't the volts that get you, it's the amps. A 220v house line is typically 60 amps. That's enough to make a strong man cry. Although car batteries are 12v, their amps are very high, a hit from a car battery would hurt a lot. I'm always VERY careful when removing or replacing a car battery.
Thanks for that. It's very enlightening. I have a strong natural instinct for risk adversion that protects me even from things I know nothing about. I can't say the same for dmax, who appeared to have a hobby of tampering with the battery. One day he will go one battery too far, I am sure of it.
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