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Old 02-22-2016, 12:01 PM
OlgaMPM OlgaMPM is offline
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Originally Posted by crazy4trains View Post
I do understand oil "basics". For these cars all that one needs is a basic understanding of oil. These engines are not "special" and do not require special or unique oil characteristics if changed on a reasonable interval. I have yet to read one thread documenting engine failure from somebody that used a good quality non-LL01 oil and that changed the oil at a reasonable interval. Although there may be some science behind the LL01 spec, the main reason for it was purely marketing. BMW's bottom line is what drove them to develop the spec and not the other way around.

I stand behind my earlier statement.
Bluster. Can you explain why most XW30's don't meet spec for viscosity and HTHS yet BMW 5W30 does? We await with bated breath
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