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Old 01-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Another oil thread. [Went with BMW recommended]

Decided i'm going to do my own oil change, and want to stick to Castrol, or maybe Mobile1.

What i'm reading is an oil that is "spec" would be castrol 0w30 Euro formula?
and that something like this
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-Ed...-5-qt/17253569
wouldn't be ideal?

I'm learning here so...


For an update I ended up going with Mobil1 0w40 Euro formula which was BMW recommended and met LL01.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Yes it wouldnt be ideal but you can use it if you want to. Your engine won't blow up. BMW recommends Euro spec LL01 oils.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w30

I beleive 0w30 is not good for high mileage cars.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Yes it wouldnt be ideal but you can use it if you want to. Your engine won't blow up. BMW recommends Euro spec LL01 oils.
Thanks.
and searching, all I mainly read is "use the oil you want"
Which doesn't seem helpful? lol

Walmart has Moile 1 that I believe is a good choice
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-0W-40-1qt/17034373

Would it be better to run 0w40 instead of 30?
Car has 146k miles if that helps.

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I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w30

I beleive 0w30 is not good for high mileage cars.

Answered me before I asked the question. Thanks you!
This what you referring to?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-5W-30-5qt/17034372

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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Toad: Bull. The 5 and 0 only imply the temperatures at which the oil maintains rated viscosity. The 0 or 5 does not have any implications as to some oil being good or bad for an engine. a 0W spec oil will protect an engine at a lower temperature.
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I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w30

I beleive 0w30 is not good for high mileage cars.
Didn't realize that Mobil1 5w-30 was an LL01 oil.
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Gator: Yes the Walmart oil would be good. It is rated LL01 and is recommended by BMW
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Didn't realize that Mobil1 5w-30 was an LL01 oil.
It's not.
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Thanks.
and searching, all I mainly read is "use the oil you want"
Which doesn't seem helpful? lol

Walmart has Moile 1 that I believe is a good choice
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-0W-40-1qt/17034373

Would it be better to run 0w40 instead of 30?
Car has 146k miles if that helps.




Answered me before I asked the question. Thanks you!
This what you referring to?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-5W-30-5qt/17034372
Just order BMW 5w-30 from a sponsor. It's cheap enough.

Or pick it up from a dealer. Either way, it's generally cheaper than any of the other approved oils out there. You can also find the list of approved oils on the bmwusa website.
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Just order BMW 5w-30 from a sponsor. It's cheap enough.

Or pick it up from a dealer. Either way, it's generally cheaper than any of the other approved oils out there. You can also find the list of approved oils on the bmwusa website.
I'd assume you are referring to this.
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx

I was wanting to be able to pick up the oil from walmart. Don't think I will be doing so unless it's this one.
http://www.walmart.com/search/search...nstraint=91083

Any idea how much BMW charges for their "BMW" oil.
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I'd assume you are referring to this.
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx

I was wanting to be able to pick up the oil from walmart. Don't think I will be doing so unless it's this one.
http://www.walmart.com/search/search...nstraint=91083

Any idea how much BMW charges for their "BMW" oil.
I dunno, 6 or 7 per quart. Look on one of our sponsors sites. Pelican, ecs, tischer. They'll usually come in oil change kits with a filter as well.
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I dunno, 6 or 7 per quart. Look on one of our sponsors sites. Pelican, ecs, tischer. They'll usually come in oil change kits with a filter as well.
$7.45 on ECS but I would think it would be more at the dealer?
Guess I can call.
Considering the euro formula castrol edge is $9
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1196&ppt=C0252

Any objections to the Mobile1 0w40?
Castrol and Mobile1 are the only oils I "prefer"
But I also don't know much about oil.
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The Mobil 0W40 is fine. Go for it!
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Mobil1 0w-40 is great stuff. I used it for a long time, until it jumped up to 9 or so bucks a quart. The last two oil changes in my wife's bimmer have been dealer oil. And I'm a cheapskate.
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Mobil1 0w-40 is great stuff. I used it for a long time, until it jumped up to 9 or so bucks a quart. The last two oil changes in my wife's bimmer have been dealer oil. And I'm a cheapskate.
It is 6.97 at Walmart.
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Must be nice. I'd jump on it. None of our local walmarts ever have 0w-40.
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Thanks guys! I'm going to call the dealer tomorrow and see what they charge and go from their. I think i'm going to end up trying the Mobile1 from walmart.
Says they are in stock at my local store, doesn't quite mean they do, or have enough that is.
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I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w30

I beleive 0w30 is not good for high mileage cars.
the 0W30 is thicker than M1 5W30 which is a very thin 30W.
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Didn't realize that Mobil1 5w-30 was an LL01 oil.
It isn't, it's way under spec (too thin, HTHS way to low).
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check for the local deals in auto zone/advanced auto/oriely's/pepboys.....
You will usually get 5 quarts for around $30 on either of the following with a filter. Not all of them carry filter for our cars though, so I just get filter for my other car or for someone I know.

I was using mobil1 0w40.
Then switched to castrol edge 0w30.
Castrol edge 5w40 is also LL01 approved.

Do not use the oil that is not LL01 spec.

PS: Local Autozone had 5 qt castrol edge 0w30 for $30 a couple of weeks ago when I bought it and pep boys had it for $27 for 5 qts 2 months ago.

You just need to search for a deal, you will get it cheaper than walmart.
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