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      10-06-2019, 11:41 PM   #1
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Best oil to use on a 2014 428i xdrive?

If any of my fellow 4 series owners have good input please share
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There isn't anything inherently substandard about OEM oil used by BMW dealers.

Unless you live in an extreme climate, just use the same oil and enjoy the driving experience.
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If any of my fellow 4 series owners have good input please share
Untold numbers of members already have done so. Search the forum.
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Look for any oil that meets ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4 specification, and you’ll be fine.
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Do you not know how to click the "search" button? This topic has already been beaten to death around here.
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There isn't anything inherently substandard about OEM oil used by BMW dealers.
Do dealers buy in bulk? I do not trust that local bulk purchase is BMW spec oil.
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There isn't anything inherently substandard about OEM oil used by BMW dealers.
Do dealers buy in bulk? I do not trust that local bulk purchase is BMW spec oil.
Just ask your local dealer service department. They will gladly share this information.
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Just ask your local dealer service department. They will gladly share this information.
I thought you knew since you said it's good stuff.
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If you are not doing tracking, I would just follow BMW's guidelines and approved oils. There is not much to gain from asking a forum about which oil is "best" because there is no right answer.

I have been and still using 5W-30 on my E90 despite people saying there are "better" oils out there and I have encountered zero issues with its performance or drivability.
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If you are not doing tracking, I would just follow BMW's guidelines and approved oils. There is not much to gain from asking a forum about which oil is "best" because there is no right answer.

I have been and still using 5W-30 on my E90 despite people saying there are "better" oils out there and I have encountered zero issues with its performance or drivability.
Ty sir, the manual for my car say "SAE 5W-30"

I was guessing there was something better out there for it
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