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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:49 AM
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It's bs about LL01, if oil change every 5-7 thousand miles. Also with Mobil 5W-30 I6 doesn't have valve noise during morning start ups. Me and my friend did a lot oil change (with LL01 spec. all recommended and just LL01 spec) to find right one that will eliminate this crazy sound, and Mobil 1 5W-30 is winner, best oil for normal usage. We tried Castrol, Pennzoil (not LL01 , different viscosities) same effect as BMW oil.
So don't bother yourself to spend a lot many just buy case in Costco and you good to go, believe me. We did this for last 3 years of testing.

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