09-07-2012, 07:11 PM
Location: Bay City, MI USA
Join Date: Aug 2011
Mein Auto: 99 540i Sport Black/Sand
In the end, I opted for the following oil change setup........
Liquimoly 5w30 Synthetic Longtime High Tech Oil Change Kit BMW E39 525i 528i
7 Liters Oil And Mann Oil Filter
WHY? My Personal thoughts?
This meets the requirements.
better than most options for brand name and purchase location, although i never heard of the brand.
made in germany.
sold by bravanian auto sport. They seem to be a big bimmer reseller.
the ease of clicking but it now once and forgetting about it.
it came with 7 liters as well as the mann filter.
not much more in price and sounds like everyone says i can run this to 7.5 or 10k easily (some say safely to 15k?, dealer says 15k with LL)
most importantly. the next time i need oil wont be for 10k and when its that time, i will buy it now again from brav autosports on ebay in 10 seconds and save myself hours or time doing this oil is oil research or time driving to the local autozone... also it arrived quickly and packaged well!
other thoughts.. i bought an extra mann filter. I will put it in at 5k or 7k thus more safely extending oil change interval to 10 or 15k and then doing the oil filter every 5 or 7k......
one last question... everyones saying 5, 10, 15k? Are we all talking miles or kilometers?? Im used to driving a gm and changing it every 3k with regular oil. i like the idea of only changing oil every 10k since everyone says its safe with good oil.