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I'm at wheel works getting an oil change. Penzoil full synthetic. The guy says I need the european blend. Truth or upsell?
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I'm at wheel works getting an oil change. Penzoil full synthetic. The guy says I need the european blend. Truth or upsell?
Probably true. Tell them you want to look at the bottle (or carton) for LL-01.
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Probably true. Tell them you want to look at the bottle (or carton) for LL-01.
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:45 AM
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Yup, if the Pennzoil says LL-01, it will be fine to use...Pennzoil is the brand used by my local BMW dealer, too.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:05 PM
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PENNZOIL PLATINUMŽ EURO 5W-30 is BMW LL01 approved oil and it is the oil sold by BMW as BMW OEM after they switched from Castrol to Shell - which owns Pennzoil

I use Castrol 0W40 european formula which is also BMW LL01 approved and quite a bit less expensive
https://www.walmart.com/ip/35931146?...sem#about-item

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Old 11-26-2016, 12:09 PM
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Do they actually have the correct filter kit and know how much oil to
put in would be my greater concern. Do they change the orings
and torque things properly would be my next question. And do they
know how to monitor the oil level and know the sensor does not update
immediately to reflect and accurate reading.

I think you are asking for it going to a non BMW service shop whether Indy
or Dealer unless you know they know these things.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:21 PM
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Do they actually have the correct filter kit and know how much oil to
put in would be my greater concern. Do they change the orings
and torque things properly would be my next question. And do they
know how to monitor the oil level and know the sensor does not update
immediately to reflect and accurate reading.

I think you are asking for it going to a non BMW service shop whether Indy
or Dealer unless you know they know these things.
I old days when BMW was a car for the motoring enthusiast and main stream places would not touch it, I would wonder too, but now when BMW is a mass production and popular across the board car - I am sure that they probably service brakes wheels and oil changes quite often and various filters are widely available. After all they pointed to cust that BMW need special oil formula.
I would not let them mess with engine, transmission or other areas where BMW computer is needed but the rest ? - be honest, quite std work and no need to pay dealer 3x for oil change.
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