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Old 11-26-2013, 10:45 AM
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I was wondering if everyone sticks with the BMW castrol oil or if they use others? My lical garage recommends Total oil. I have never heard of them and not sure I want to switch now. Any recomendations?

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Old 11-26-2013, 11:07 AM
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BMW currently recommends only their own branded 5w30. My experience has been that it is as cost effective as other comparable synthetics such as Mobil 1 0w40 so I see no reason to switch.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx

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Old 11-26-2013, 11:09 AM
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I was wondering if everyone sticks with the BMW castrol oil or if they use others? My lical garage recommends Total oil. I have never heard of them and not sure I want to switch now. Any recomendations?
There are literally hundreds of posts about oil choices; please search.

Total Quartz is a big supplier in Europe, I've considered it for my 335d, but would have to drive 25 miles to get some; Pentosin and others are far closer. Be sure to use the correct LL-01 oil from Total (INEO is the LL-04 oil and should not be used.)

Probably the biggest non-Castrol oil in use by people here is Mobil-1 0W-40.

Be sure to always check for BMW's LL-01 spec on the bottle of whatever you use.
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I think total makes a LL01 certified oil, not sure, but I know they have some great oils available in Europe. All you need to do is find LL01 on the label and you're good to go, but I wouldn't use an oil that's not LL01 certified, especially if you're still in the warranty period. There should be a list of Ll01 oils on the BMW CA website.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:27 AM
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... Be sure to use the correct LL-01 oil from Total (INEO is the LL-04 oil and should not be used.)
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Be sure to always check for BMW's LL-01 spec on the bottle of whatever you use.
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I think total makes a LL01 certified oil, not sure, but I know they have some great oils available in Europe. All you need to do is find LL01 on the label and you're good to go...
You want the "Energy 9000 0W30", which is LL-01. As I mention, the INEO is LL-04 ans should not be used in US/CA for gasoline/petrol engines due to sulfur content in gas.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:56 AM
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Total is a big French oil company. Their oil is supposed to be good. Total Quartz Energy 9000 0W-30 is a top quality oil that meets BMW LL-01. VW owners in the U.S. swear by this oil.
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