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      10-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #45
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Absolutely, it's as much as an admission from BMW as you're going to get, short of a recall (unlikely unless someone gets hurt). Way too much evidence and timing of evidence and subsequent change of oil recommendations for this to be a coincidence. Think you and others as mentioned previously have done a fantastic job in bringing this to light to at least change oil immediately as a conservative step (regardless of correlation and causality questions).
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The Castrol EDGE Professional OE 5W30 Synthetic Engine Oil does NOT meet the LL-01 standard, only LL-04, the diesel standard. This is why I am confused why BMW would recommend this when it clearly does not meet the standard they posted in their PDF.

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7076438

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      10-06-2013, 09:37 PM   #47
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So if i grenade my engine with 5w30 will bmw do warranty (all else being equal)?

Confused. Also read on the other thread that 5w30 is for certain application.

Im in sunny california and temps get up above 100F at the track. Redline every session. Is it ok to go with 5w30 or should i stick to 10w60?
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      10-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #49
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Just read it on the actual website. So my interpretation is that we have three options:

Bmw rating LL-01 synthetic oils (or)
TWS 10w30 (or)
Castrol edge 5w30 (NOT the bmw genuine 5w30 oil - i read that as a different oil)
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      10-07-2013, 01:53 AM   #50
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The S63 is not even mentioned on that document :
To be fair, the bmw spec castrol 5w30 has been around for awhile and is the spec oil for many BMWs that are not on that list.

If you stick just to the document, how do you explain the s54 and s62. S62 owners have been going back and forth over 5w30 and 10w60 for over a decade. Personally I don't read into it too much...even if it is an admission, it doesn't really help us.

Anyhow, I'm running M1 0w40 and get it done at a shop for convenience. Most shops have no clue about possible bearing issues and probably just think I'm being cheap for bringing in oil from walmart....oh well

The thread on M5board if anyone is interested http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...s-updated.html
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Anyone have any idea what the difference is between the standard BMW 5W30 vs. the BMW diesel 5W30?
It is confusion since BMW doesn't specify the standard 5W30, but essentially says the Castrol Euro 0W30 is ok to use since it is LL01 rated. Kawasaki has already said the Euro 0W30 is essentially the same as the BMW standard 5W30, so by the BMW specify the diesel oil???n


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Costs $49 at a dealer here in the states. Not sure why you folks pay that much. Unacceptable.
Is that $49 for an oil change with 10W60??
I've seen some dealer do some special for that price on non-/M cars, but never for /M cars.


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The S63 is not even mentioned on that document :
It's not a real //M engine. It's a BEAST of an engine, but not a traditional //M engine.

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      10-07-2013, 04:26 AM   #52
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It's blood expensive at $39/ltr in Australia. I am one of those lucky ones that gets them very cheap. BMW is ripping the customers big time in Australia. I don't know about North America.

So an oil change in Australia will cost you close to $600 depending where you go.
Inflation in Oz is rampant (I can't quantify if the rate of salary increases is aligned), I've been away for a while but every time I go back for a hol I'm reminded of the high cost of living!
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Inflation in Oz is rampant (I can't quantify if the rate of salary increases is aligned), I've been away for a while but every time I go back for a hol I'm reminded of the high cost of living!
In WA labour rate is $220 an hour, so a brake fluid change will set you back at least $250. Salary increase is not at all aligned with inflation. It's ridiculous.
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You might read it that way but that is not what is says. No engine in the world is built around a certain oil.
It does read as you say, in the literal sense and no, I would hope an engine wouldn't be built around a weight, let alone a single brand.
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Everyone,
The Castrol EDGE Professional OE 5W30 Synthetic Engine Oil does NOT meet the LL-01 standard, only LL-04, the diesel standard. This is why I am confused why BMW would recommend this when it clearly does not meet the standard they posted in their PDF.

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7076438

However the 5w-40 meets the LL-01 standard according to Castrol:

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7076438


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This might be a good option. My worry is during track usage with a tune/raised rpm limit to 8,600 and pulley, which together make the engine run hotter. The 5w-40 seems to have a little higher viscocity at higher temps vs the 5w-30.


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However the 5w-40 meets the LL-01 standard according to Castrol:

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7076438


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Anyone here used the 5w-30 on their cars for over 25k?
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guys, just use M1 0W40 and you'll be fine unless you race your M3. It's easy to find at your local Walmart/Wally World, and it has a high HT/HS, and it's very serviceable too with a fairly high TBN.
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Anyone here used the 5w-30 on their cars for over 25k?
I'm not sure about that, but there is a guy on the other forum with 175k miles using 10w60Tws. No problems so far.
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I'm not sure about that, but there is a guy on the other forum with 175k miles using 10w60Tws. No problems so far.
But won't BMW void your warranty? Will the dealership use this when you go in for your free maintenance?
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guys, just use M1 0W40 and you'll be fine unless you race your M3. It's easy to find at your local Walmart/Wally World, and it has a high HT/HS, and it's very serviceable too with a fairly high TBN.
Not to mention it has high zinc and phosphorous levels (anti wear additives) for today's oils.
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I'm not sure about that, but there is a guy on the other forum with 175k miles using 10w60Tws. No problems so far.
But won't BMW void your warranty? Will the dealership use this when you go in for your free maintenance?
You won't have any warranty problems with 10w60 TWS
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Not to mention it has high zinc and phosphorous levels (anti wear additives) for today's oils.
In addition, the oil should run a bit cooler than 60 weight.
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Planning on 0w40 from mobil1. Fits under the first criteria (passes bmw ll-01 rating or something like).

Any thoughts?
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Planning on 0w40 from mobil1. Fits under the first criteria (passes bmw ll-01 rating or something like).

Any thoughts?
I'll be doing the exact same switch on my next change in about 2k miles if I don't get antsy and do it before. Weather is cooling down so my paranoia is on the rise.
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I'm deciding between Mobil 1 0W40 vs Motul 300V 5W40 or 0W40 vs Motul Excess 8100 5W40 or 0W40

Per Motul's VP or marketing:

"The advantages of the Racing 300 V, is again, the film that the ester puts down and prevents metal to metal contact. A second advantage in the 300 V series is that the ester has four to five times the film strength and the tensile strength. It is more of an insurance policy."

I've also heard about race engines that run 300V being opened up and all the parts are impregnated with this film.

Sounds to me that it might be a good idea to run a few cycles of Motul 300V to get the bearing impregnated with this film to prevent further wear... then later just run Motul Xcess 8100 daily and 300V when I have several back to back track days
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