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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-11-2014, 08:26 PM
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540i Bmw with a lot of mileages - What oil is best

I have a 540i Bmw with a lot of mileages and i do not know what kind of oil to used
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:01 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I am guessing you have an E39 5 series and have moved your question to the E38 5 series forum. This question has been beaten to death. Search around, there is a lot of discussion but the long and short of it is that any oil that meets BMW's specifications and changed regularly will be fine.

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Use the recommended LL01 synthetic oil.

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