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5454u2nv 12-05-2012 06:50 PM

what kinda of oil is the best for my 04 545i 'e60'
 
Hey guys I am looking to change my oil and I want to go with nothing but the best I have a stock 2004 545i witha 4.4 v8 I am not a big fan of castrol oil. So my question is what have you found to be a better oil thats compatible with these e60's ??? I personally like mobile 1 i use it in my mustang and its served me well over the years, But i've been told that I shouldn't use it in my bimmer :bawling: so hope you can help me out.

DAI 12-05-2012 07:04 PM

I would think you could use the ones listed in the link below:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx

SFbay 12-05-2012 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5454u2nv (Post 7233346)
Hey guys I am looking to change my oil and I want to go with nothing but the best I have a stock 2004 545i witha 4.4 v8 I am not a big fan of castrol oil. So my question is what have you found to be a better oil thats compatible with these e60's ??? I personally like mobile 1 i use it in my mustang and its served me well over the years, But i've been told that I shouldn't use it in my bimmer :bawling: so hope you can help me out.

Mobil 1 0w40 fully synt

5454u2nv 12-05-2012 07:13 PM

have you tried it/ what do you use?? and thanks for the quick reply!!

luilui41 12-05-2012 09:17 PM

Royal purple 0w40
2006 550i with104000miles

SFbay 12-06-2012 08:30 AM

745li 160mls no blue smoke, runs strong

pcy 12-06-2012 08:59 AM

Mobil1 0W-40

bimmerfan52 12-06-2012 09:23 AM

I personally use Mobil 1 0W-40. I have used Mobil 1 for 30+ years with excellent results, it is widely available and relatively inexpensive. The 0W-40 is a "light" 40 that holds up well to driving in the desert mountains without danger of "shear-down".

However, if changed at 5-6K miles (or 200 hours of engine operation, whichever is less), any good quality synthetic motor oil of the right grade will do a great job.

Lots of folks like the BMW 0W-30, Royal Purple, Amsoil, as well as many of the German group IV base stock oils.

If you change the oil while the add pack is still intact (additive package contains many sacrificial elements that actually get used up as the oil oxidizes and takes on contaminants such as water, coolant and fuel blow-by) any good synthetic will do the job.

DAI 12-06-2012 12:49 PM

Just curious, what is your issue with Castrol oil?

UltimateDriving 12-06-2012 01:26 PM

Any BMW LL-01 approved oil will do fine.
I usually use Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 or Mobil 1 0W-40.

BayAreaE60530i 12-06-2012 05:43 PM

Lubro Moli 5W-30

kskane 12-06-2012 11:01 PM

Hi, do a search for a post by me earlier. You will find a list. I have used Castrol and mobil from that list without any issues.

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UltimateDriving 12-07-2012 01:12 AM

Remember to use a quality oil filter!!
It's not only about the oil, you need a good filter too. You can get an original BMW oil filter or go OEM.

johnniek 12-08-2012 06:47 PM

oil change
 
I just changed the engine oil in my 2009 528xi, using Mobil 1 0W-40, a recommended oil that meets BMW LL-01 specs. In addition, a MANN oil filter (they make for BMW). Had 5000 miles on the old oil, at 8 months time. Other choices would be Amsoil European formula, Full SAP, Castrol syntec 5w-30, and of course you can buy oil at the dealer. Stick with the LL-01 oils for best results. I have had engine issues with other vehicles using Royal Purple, and would not recommend that brand. Pennzoil Ultimate is also a good choice in my book. Bottom line, don't buy into the 15000 mile oil change schedule for ANY car let alone a BMW.


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