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Old 01-13-2018, 01:50 PM
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So I have a box of motor oil

Iím selling my M4 this week and have a box of motor oil for it.

Is this oil acceptable for my inbound G01 X3 xDrive30i or should I just turn it over with the M4?

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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I'm betting that your new X3 takes 0W-20, BMW LL-14FE. That Mobil 1 might be the right SAE viscosity for the M4, but it's not BMW LL-01FE approved. Fre real tear-assing, I'd pro'lly want 0W-40 in an M4.

Find somebody with a peasant car (non-BMW) that takes 0W-30 or 5W-30, and make their day.
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I'm betting that your new X3 takes 0W-20, BMW LL-14FE. That Mobil 1 might be the right SAE viscosity for the M4, but it's not BMW LL-01FE approved. Fre real tear-assing, I'd pro'lly want 0W-40 in an M4.



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I have no idea what you just told me. :lol:

I took it to the BMW Master Mechanic and he told me this is fine for the M4 as long as I stick to the service schedule:shrug:

As far as the X3 goes it sounds like I should just either try to exchange the oil or hand it off.




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I have no idea what you just told me. :lol:

I took it to the BMW Master Mechanic and he told me this is fine for the M4 as long as I stick to the service schedule:shrug:

As far as the X3 goes it sounds like I should just either try to exchange the oil or hand it off.




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For advice about oil, I'd trust the engineers who design and test engines more than somebody who fixes them.

The inverse is also true. I came to this conclusion after watching one of my mechanical engineering professors try to change a flat tire.
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