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Old 10-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation Bmw oil best?

I want to change my oil looking around for a good oil for my 2001 330ci is this oil any good http://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-55002...full+synthetic
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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That looks like the Pennzoil oil which is LL-01 certified, which is on the list here. FWIW I use Mobil 1 0-40w. Coupon for $2 off per quart on the Mobil 1 and Autozone web sites thru Nov 12th.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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Would you recommend the one it the link ?
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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its not bad if changed often. Since Im boosted im going back to BMW oil as its much cheaper to run in my system as I change very 3k...
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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Oh ok yeah planning to change every 6500 miles but still thinking what oil to buy
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #6
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I like to use the consistent same oil over time, to minimize any additives not getting along with each other, which is one reason why I use Mobil 1. While the stock BMW oil, which you can find at discount, is a good oil too, living in Southern California, I'd probably want an x-40W oil due to heat. According to the Pennzoil site, that 5-40W Pennzoil oil at Amazon is LL-01 certified (The BMW site lists 5-30W which is not LL-01 certified by BMW, it's LL-04). So yes, that will work.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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thanks alot
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #8
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I use royal purple with a k&n oil filter in my 2001 330ci. change it every 7,000 miles. good stuff
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