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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:45 PM
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Chevron diesel

I noticed a few members post that they only purchase Chevron diesel. Is it because they have a higher rated formula? I have a Chevron around me but I usually pass it to get Exxon diesel. Here in Louisiana most stations don't post diesel rating numbers on the pumps. Thanks for any comments.
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I noticed a few members post that they only purchase Chevron diesel. Is it because they have a higher rated formula? I have a Chevron around me but I usually pass it to get Exxon diesel. Here in Louisiana most stations don't post diesel rating numbers on the pumps. Thanks for any comments.
In my neck of the woods, the only tag on the pump no matter what the brand is the mention of ULSD which is required, no mention of cetane level at all, the only exception is Sunoco which also mentions Biodiesel, less than 5 % ( B5 ), I try to only purchase diesel from stations that move a lot, not the ones that have only 1 pump in the corner somewhere with an ancient looking pump. I believe the minimum cetane level has to be 40, I have not seen any premium diesel in my area whatsoever, I have also no had any issues with the fuel either.

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:02 AM
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*IMO* any major brand diesel should work just fine . . . key is to use large volume station, with good housekeeping (check the bathrooms!) and preferably a newly refurbished station - good chance the underground tanks were replaced.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:05 PM
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I mostly purchase Fred Meyer diesel. Sometimes Safeway. Haven't seen any issues in 5K miles.
Never purchased Chevron or Shell - way more expensive than the first two.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:33 PM
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There is a discussion over on the diesel forum on Chevron diesel that you might find interesting

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=563200

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Old 01-18-2012, 10:51 AM
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It is not easy to find the diesel price through my iPhone too.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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I use the GasBuddy app. Its free and pretty reliable and accurate, as people update prices every few hours.
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