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      02-04-2019, 02:30 PM   #67
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Any of you running this on your cars? Any difference noticable
http://www.burgertuning.com/sport_oil_cooler_valve.html
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Any of you running this on your cars? Any difference noticable
http://www.burgertuning.com/sport_oil_cooler_valve.html
All this does is make your car take longer to warm up, it's never really been proven to help.
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Any of you running this on your cars? Any difference noticable
http://www.burgertuning.com/sport_oil_cooler_valve.html
All this does is make your car take longer to warm up, it's never really been proven to help.
I can't imagine it taking longer than it already does, my '01 330i warms up quicker in the winter than my '14 335i does in the summer!?...
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I can't imagine it taking longer than it already does, my '01 330i warms up quicker in the winter than my '14 335i does in the summer!?...
The problem is that the thermostat is essentially left open, meaning that the cooler is used sooner, which in turn keeps oil from getting to operating temp as fast.

Here's an article explaining better: https://oppositelock.kinja.com/my-th...ass-1687405218

If you want lower oil temps, just get a better cooler like the one Evolution Racewerks makes
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My maintenance ended 10/1. I just did my oil change over the weekend and put in Liqui-Moly 5w40.
I switched to Liquid Moly 5w-30 my last change.
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I run Liqui Moly Special Tec 5w-30. It's BMW-LL01 certified, affordable and an acceptable weight per the owners manual.

I buy these service kits for $65
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...i/n54ocilmkt2/

At that price I'll change the oil every 3,000. Maybe overkill, but I'm coming from 10w-60 in the E90 M3. That kit was $200 per change minimum.
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I've been a Mobil1 guy for life. But since it's no longer LL-01 approved I had to branch out. I went with Motul 8100 5W-40 and my engine is noticeably quieter and smoother. So far so good!

It's also very affordable. I got it on Amazon in bulk, turned out to be about $6.5/qt.
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1) So we should stick to LL-01 and not use LL-04?

2) Which viscosity does the dealer use? 5w30? 0w40 acceptable?

3) Should the plastic drain plug be changed every time the oil is changed? Does buying the filter from the dealer include the drain plug as well?

Seems like the consensus is that the Pennzoil Platinum Euro (Shell company now, same gas to oil tech) is the better main stream brand oil to use, followed by Castrol Edge. Both are LL-01. This still holds true?
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      02-12-2019, 10:37 AM   #75
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I run Liqui Moly Special Tec 5w-30. It's BMW-LL01 certified, affordable and an acceptable weight per the owners manual.

I buy these service kits for $65
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...i/n54ocilmkt2/

At that price I'll change the oil every 3,000. Maybe overkill, but I'm coming from 10w-60 in the E90 M3. That kit was $200 per change minimum.
Same here. I buy the kits from FCP Euro when they're on sale. Changed my oil and filter a few days ago for less than $60. I also add MoS2 to each oil change after my initial Ceratec treatment.
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      02-18-2019, 01:08 AM   #77
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You guys are as funny as the e46fanatics forum about oil.

Simply put, not one of us in here can prove that using a non ll01 will negatively affect the car. Get the correct weight, and dont do 10k intervals.

That said I religiously use Liquimoly molygen 5w40 in both my n55 f30 and m54 e46. I used to use mobil1 but i like the green oil.
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liqui moly 5w40 is what I use
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Would you stick with Liquid Moly or switch to Amazon Basics?

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I use Motul Xcess 5W40 100% synthetic. Remember fully synthetic does not mean 100% synthetic.
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Looking to do an oil change soon. I"ve been running the Castrol Edge Euro formula 0W-40 and I"ve liked it but thinking about purchasing through FCP Euro due to a lifetime warranty. I can't pass up a good deal and never having to pay for an oil change again is a pretty damn good deal. Anyway, I'm stuck between the LiquidMoly 5W-40 and Liquid Moly Molygen 5W-40. Has anyone run the Molygen before?
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I can't imagine it taking longer than it already does, my '01 330i warms up quicker in the winter than my '14 335i does in the summer!?...
That's because your E46 had a buffered coolant temp gauge and your 335i has an oil temp gauge. Oil temps always lag coolant temps.
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I'm sure this is an old subject, but I'm new to this (turbo) engine platform and was wondering what everyone else is using for the "Life Blood" of their engine? I strongly feel engine oil is just that, the "Life Blood" of your motor. I've read a lot of different things about addatives in various different engine oils being good and or bad for the turbo. I'm sure BMW oil is good enough, but there's Always something better. I've been thinking Motul or Liqui Moly, possibly even Red Line. Any input and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
I've heard of bmw oil being the potential cause of some issues. Friend of mine is a very very good bmw tech. He recommends liquidmoly. It's what I use in mine, when it's not broken (:
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Check for API SN Plus rating too.

It helps prevent LSPI in direct injection engines.
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Check for API SN Plus rating too.

It helps prevent LSPI in direct injection engines.
LSPI has never been an issue with BMW.

The N55 can run LL01, 01FE, 04, 12FE

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...enance/1PSryV8
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LSPI has never been an issue with BMW.

The N55 can run LL01, 01FE, 04, 12FE

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...enance/1PSryV8
Does that include 0w-30? What other grades?
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Does that include 0w-30? What other grades?
Yes it does but oil weight is irrelevant because it's covered by the Oil Cert.

In any case since 1998 or so BMW certs historically covered 0w30/40 - 5w30/40 and recently a 20w. The 10w60 not withstanding for a couple of naturally aspirated M models.

In Germany LL01 was replaced by LL04 and LL01FE by LL12FE. LL04/LL12FE are ACEA Cx oils due to use of ULSD/ULSG.

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Yes it does but oil weight is irrelevant because it's covered by the Oil Cert.

In any case since 1998 or so BMW certs historically covered 0w30/40 - 5w30/40 and recently a 20w. The 10w60 not withstanding for a couple of naturally aspirated M models.

In Germany LL01 was replaced by LL04 and LL01FE by LL12FE. LL04/LL12FE are ACEA Cx oils due to use of ULSD/ULSG.
I believe 0w-30 is the lowest number that's compatible with our F30s though. 0w-20 is only for the newer engines.
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