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Old 12-24-2011, 08:03 PM
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Mobile 1 High Mileage, at 60,000 miles... Did I screw Up?

I just performed my first DYI oil change on my E83 x3 2007 3.0si with 60,000 miles.

As I finished pouring the oil in I noticed that I has used the 5w30 High Mileage version. Should I out it all out and fill it again using the non High Mileage version? Should I not worry about it? I have put basically no miles on the new oil. Just gone to operating temp to check the levels, which were OK.

I intend to keep the car for a long time, and want to make sure I treat this car well.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:49 PM
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It should not be a problem according to data in this link. I've heard one argument that it can cause seal problems if they have not already shrank from age. I don't buy it. However if you're uncertain drain it. The cost is insignificant if it helps you stop worrying. Personally I'd leave it in. The primary difference is the additives.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:50 PM
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The only Mobil-1 that meets the BMW specification LL-01 is Mobil-1 0W-40 (European Formula). None of the other Mobil-1 oils meet the BMW spec.

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Old 12-25-2011, 06:55 AM
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The only Mobil-1 that meets the BMW specification LL-01 is Mobil-1 0W-40 (European Formula). None of the other Mobil-1 oils meet the BMW spec.

Yep. And with the cost of the BMW 5-30 synthetic being much lower than Mobil 1, there is no reason to not put the correct oil in.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:12 AM
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I'd put the right oil right away.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:24 AM
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It won't hurt anything. Change it in 1 year/10,000 miles and put BMW LL-01 oil in the next time.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:32 AM
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The only Mobil-1 that meets the BMW specification LL-01 is Mobil-1 0W-40 (European Formula). None of the other Mobil-1 oils meet the BMW spec.

Is 0w40 mobile 1 ok when my manual says 5w40 or 5w30??
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:41 AM
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It will be fine. Just use it for 7500 miles or so then change it to the BMW spec stuff. No problem.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:45 AM
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0W40 is fine, I've been using it in all my Euro cars since 2005. I've noticed it will "consume or use" less oil than the 5W30.

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I'd still change it if you are planning to stick to the BMW interval. The "high mileage" oil you put on is not LL-01, so as U-J said, don't leave it in more the 7.5 miles.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:08 PM
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agreed, just change out to the correct oil next oil change, but I personally would not go more than 5k on that oil (I dont even go more than 7500 on the 0/40 M1)
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:05 AM
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Mobile 1 high milage 0w-40

Fast forward over a year and you now have MOBILE 1 0w-40 HIGH MILAGE FORMULA. My car is spec'd for Castrol 5w30 euro. which is a higher viscosity 30W. The Mobile 1 0w-40 euro formula is a 13.5 vis at 100deg C. similar to the Castrol and BMW approved A3. Mobile 1 recomends the A3 rated 0w-40 HIGH MILAGE for motors over 75K mi. most notable spec difference other than the seal additive is the products vis spec at O.T which is higher at 14.7. ...MORE OF A REAL 40 WEIGHT. The vis index is a bit different as well. If one assumes there is no wear at 75,000-85,000 mi. keep using the castrol or the 0W-40 euro blend and probably get a bit more gas milage.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:52 AM
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Mobil (not Mobile) does not list a 0W-40 High Mileage product on their website.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:31 AM
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Slow down and look again >>

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...ge_10W-40.aspx

If your car runs fine and doesn't burn oil, Castrol EDGE 5w-40 is a lighter 40W @ 100 degC + 13.9 visc. vs the above M1 @ 100 degC = 14.7 vs. the OEM BMW/ Castrol of 13.5 visc. at OT. Bottom line:your *not* going to hurt your car using either.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:37 AM
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Mobil 1 10W-40 High Mileage, not 0w-40. It is not BMW LL-01 approved.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:18 AM
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M1 10w-40 high milage is Mobile recomended

My mistake....10w-40 H.M., not 0w-40 H. mileage. Mobile recommends it for high mileage BMWs spec'd for M1 0w-40 euro blend.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:55 AM
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They do? Where?

If your suggestion is to use a thicker oil to reduce oil consumption and/or leaks, then just use Mobil 1 15W-50...
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