F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > N47 and N57 Turbodiesel Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications > Bmw F30/F31 320d Oil Service/Filters ?
Extreme Powerhouse
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-01-2020, 03:44 PM   #1
Drive320d
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

Drives: Bmw 320d f31
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Northampton

iTrader: (0)

Bmw F30/F31 320d Oil Service/Filters ?

Hello all,

Would like to get some info regards servicing bmw 320d N47 by yourself, what oil do you use? Is it BMW LL04? What brand etc. What brand Filters do you use? What are the intervals to change oil?

Thanks in advance
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2020, 04:35 PM   #2
dreaming.haze
New Member
26
Rep
21
Posts

Drives: 328d xDrive wagon
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

Keeping it simple from my side. Using 5.2L of BMW LL-12 0W-30 with the OE filter. Keep it in the car for 7500 miles +- 300 miles or so. Just hit the car with some LiquiMoly Ceratec the last oil change - quieted things down a bit, but could have been placebo as well.
Appreciate 1
      04-01-2020, 11:57 PM   #3
eugene89us
Private First Class
United_States
55
Rep
170
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 328d
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: MS

iTrader: (0)

I also get LL12-FE, fairly inexpensive online. Get 6 bottles, 1 liter each. The last oil filter I got was Mahle. Very easy to change oil on these cars, would recommend DIY. A lot of great videos online with step by step guidance. I had to special order the oil filter housing socket, everything else is common in every toolbox. I also used a QuickJack to lift the car, since I cannot fit under it like I can for most of my other vehicles, present and past.
Appreciate 1
haagm58504.50

      04-02-2020, 12:55 AM   #4
FaRKle!
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1489
Rep
1,982
Posts

Drives: '17 328d Sport Wagon
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

From my oil analysis (I've had it done for quite a few changes now) there should be no issue doing an oil change every 10k mi with BMW OE LL04 and OE filters under normal driving. Even me doing a significant amount of track days a year and an OCI of 8k mi was totally fine. With higher quality oils it should be possible to go beyond that.

Appreciate 2
haagm58504.50

      04-02-2020, 02:01 PM   #5
Onizukachan
Great Teacher
Onizukachan's Avatar
United_States
101
Rep
298
Posts

Drives: E46/3 M56 & F31d
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: El Paso

iTrader: (0)

Great vid farkle!!!

Do you have a link to the oil extractor you used? That is a fine piece of hardware for someone like me who hates the mess of bottom oil changes.
__________________
15 F31d M-Sport with the usual mods:
B Pillar Ambient lighting, LCI AC control & ambient lighted panel + LCI anthracite trim & passenger vent,
F80 paddles + F80 extendable merino armrest + f80 trim cover w/ merino knee bolster, EU headlight switch.
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2020, 02:19 PM   #6
FaRKle!
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1489
Rep
1,982
Posts

Drives: '17 328d Sport Wagon
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Onizukachan View Post
Great vid farkle!!!

Do you have a link to the oil extractor you used? That is a fine piece of hardware for someone like me who hates the mess of bottom oil changes.
I have the Schwaben/ECS Tuning extractor.

If you have a Harbor Freight nearby you can also get their extractor, which is a bit cheaper with one of their ubiquitous 20% off coupons.

Last edited by FaRKle!; 04-02-2020 at 02:54 PM..
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2020, 02:20 PM   #7
Onizukachan
Great Teacher
Onizukachan's Avatar
United_States
101
Rep
298
Posts

Drives: E46/3 M56 & F31d
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: El Paso

iTrader: (0)

Thanks! Gave a sub from both my YouTube’s so I won’t miss anymore vids, always good content!
__________________
15 F31d M-Sport with the usual mods:
B Pillar Ambient lighting, LCI AC control & ambient lighted panel + LCI anthracite trim & passenger vent,
F80 paddles + F80 extendable merino armrest + f80 trim cover w/ merino knee bolster, EU headlight switch.
Appreciate 1
FaRKle!1489.00

      05-03-2020, 10:16 PM   #8
aus
Major General
United_States
634
Rep
8,812
Posts

Drives: Odysse
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seal Beach, CA

iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FaRKle! View Post
From my oil analysis (I've had it done for quite a few changes now) there should be no issue doing an oil change every 10k mi with BMW OE LL04 and OE filters under normal driving. Even me doing a significant amount of track days a year and an OCI of 8k mi was totally fine. With higher quality oils it should be possible to go beyond that.

Great vid.
I'm really surprised by how much oil you drained out after using the extractor!! I love the extractor but that gives me a little pause in using it!

Did you get the filter at the dealer or an online side?
Do you make use of the Mobil 1 rebate every quarter?

https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/...e-program-2020

.
__________________
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2020, 10:31 PM   #9
FaRKle!
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1489
Rep
1,982
Posts

Drives: '17 328d Sport Wagon
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus View Post
Great vid.
I'm really surprised by how much oil you drained out after using the extractor!! I love the extractor but that gives me a little pause in using it!

Did you get the filter at the dealer or an online side?
Do you make use of the Mobil 1 rebate every quarter?

https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/...e-program-2020

.
I order OE filters from FCPEuro to take advantage of their lifetime warranty. I may start ordering oil from them too since the Formula ESP isn't available any more (current ESP has a different base). I wish I had known about that rebate, that's a good tip! That said, I bought "a couple years worth" of oil back in 2018, so I'm still set for a while.
Appreciate 1
aus633.50

Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST