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      09-22-2019, 09:14 AM   #5
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LL01 is a defunct spec so they could not get a new cert with the reformulation of 0w40FS. It appears they simply took an existing oil, which has the cert, from another market and brought it to the US.

Basically it's not a new oil but new to the US.

M1 doesn't have to play catch up.

Bad timing for BMW because they had to jump to LL01fe for reliability and compatiblity with US gas and then on to 0w20 for CAFE created this weird market for BMW oils. Better that M1 just wait it out.

LL01FE is a dead cert as well.

Interestingly LL04 is still an active cert and was updated in 2018-'17 per Lubrizol.
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