E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-25-2011, 11:08 PM   #41
invictvs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 143
My Ride: '04 330Ci (6 Speed)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax View Post
That's it...easily found. I use Total Quartz 0/30; total has a 5/40 too and both are LL-01. (Total was formerly ELF)

Agip is the oil you'd find in Ferraris. It's also good.
Ferraris you say...?
invictvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 12:48 AM   #42
liquiddawn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 648
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by invictvs View Post
I see. Thanks for the input. I think I might actually try this stuff. One other question though. I thought that LL01 oils were ones listed on the bmwusa site (m1, gc, etc.), but I found this list too http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311123. Does that mean more oils are approved for use in our cars than is listed on BMW's website? Or do they only list the ones most easily found in the US?
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax View Post
That's it...easily found. I use Total Quartz 0/30; total has a 5/40 too and both are LL-01. (Total was formerly ELF)

Agip is the oil you'd find in Ferraris. It's also good.
Quote:
Originally Posted by invictvs View Post
Ferraris you say...?
And what do you know!? Liqui-Moly 5w-30 is found on that list! Surprise! LOL

And wow, never even heard of Agip and it's used in Ferrari's? If it's in a Ferrari it must be top quality stuff!
liquiddawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #43
invictvs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 143
My Ride: '04 330Ci (6 Speed)
Quote:
Originally Posted by liquiddawn View Post
Just in case anybody even cares anymore. I ended up going with the Liqui-Moly 5w-30. It's a great oil. My car no longer has lifter tick upon cold start up in the mornings. Car is much quieter and engine is smoother. I did more research and found that this oil can definitely be used for our cars and is one of the best oils out there.

I'm not saying that everyone will have these results. Just saying I'm happy with the oil and will continue using it.
Just for a follow-up, I too pulled the trigger on the liqui moly 5w30 and I must say it is awesome. I don't know if the oil the previous owner had put in was just that bad (mobil 1 5w30 aka wrong type of oil from what i've read on the forums), but this stuff has made my car smoooooooth. It's less jerky too. Can oil really make that noticeable of a difference?!
__________________
invictvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use