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Old 11-13-2012, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by UltimateDriving View Post
BMW LL-04 are not formulated for the US Market/Caribbean/South America.
They are formulated for certain european countries which have higher quality gas.

Stick to LL-01. I've used Shell Helix Ultra 0W-40 and Mobil 1 0W-40 and even non LL-01 on an older BMW (E39) and they have never given me any problems.
Here is Oz, Mobil 1 5W30 comes in two version, normal 5W30 which is LL01 and ESP Formula 5W30 which is LL04. Anyone know which is better out of these two?

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