Jump to content
5SPORT

Another Engine Oil Question

Recommended Posts

I know this has been done a million times but i wanted peoples opinions on a particular oil that I'm looking to buy so that i can service a 2005 530d and a 2011 740d.

 

It meets all of the main specs i.e. BMW LL04 and is a Low Ash oil.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20L-BMW-Longlife-5w30-LONGLIFE-3-Oil-5w-30-20-Litres-LL-04-UK-Product-/182512715233?hash=item2a7e9b05e1:g:zSkAAOSw2s1UwWWd

 

Thanks in advance :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meets LL04, end off.

 

Yeah you could look into what fancy fandangle additives are in other types of oil but the bottom line is that it meets the BMW specification.

 

Although the seller annoys me.  He states he is shipping via Royal Mail yet excludes Scottish Highlands, but Royal Mail themselves make no such statements.  Royal Mail will deliver anywhere in the UK for the same fee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i need your opinion on this please. Im a bit confused. Castrol EDGE Titanium FST 5W-30 (that is really popular in here) according with the label behind doesn't meet BMW's criteria.

In the other hand the same brand but in 0w30 or 5w40 viscosity meets the LL04. 

Should i use the 0w30 or the 5w40 instead?

What do you think?

 

s-l1600.jpg.127524e482b26bcf08409a4fcea5e4c4.jpg

 

59ad9cbbc28e8_s-l1600(1).jpg.be2af4fe73ac315c6a258fb1d655be23.jpg

 

59ad9cd41e4c5_s-l1600(2).jpg.5bc39dee5050ef03f6c88d34ef36a505.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Paris 530d said:

i need your opinion on this please. Im a bit confused. Castrol EDGE Titanium FST 5W-30 (that is really popular in here) according with the label behind doesn't meet BMW's criteria.

In the other hand the same brand but in 0w30 or 5w40 viscosity meets the LL04. 

Should i use the 0w30 or the 5w40 instead?

What do you think?

 

s-l1600.jpg.127524e482b26bcf08409a4fcea5e4c4.jpg

 

59ad9cbbc28e8_s-l1600(1).jpg.be2af4fe73ac315c6a258fb1d655be23.jpg

 

imageproxy.php?img=&key=a752e9eef362540159ad9cd41e4c5_s-l1600(2).jpg.5bc39dee5050ef03f6c88d34ef36a505.jpg

 I would say does the difference in viscosity at low temp make a big difference to you & where you live? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was thinking to buy the 5w40 to be honest. My car have 145k on the clock so i think will benefit from an oil that is not getting thin when the ambient temperature is high. also summer period i will be on euro trip and i will be visiting countries with temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius.

What is your opinion on this.

Edited by Paris 530d

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Mo_1986 said:

Do we still need to use LL04 approved oil if the dpf has been deleted?

 

Can't see it causing any harm myself

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Dotcom1970 said:

 

Can't see it causing any harm myself

 

How about using 5w30 fully synthetic non ll04 as there's more options out there, if it isn't necessary?

 

I'm still using Shell ll04 oil btw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i think you'd only need LL04 if you were running to the max service intervals (18k?) or according to the CBS. If you're doing more regular services yearly/12k or so i don't think there should be any major issues. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Paris 530d said:

i was thinking to buy the 5w40 to be honest. My car have 145k on the clock so i think will benefit from an oil that is not getting thin when the ambient temperature is high. also summer period i will be on euro trip and i will be visiting countries with temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius.

What is your opinion on this.

 

5W-40 is for petrol engined vehicle, usually naturally aspirated (non-turbo) and have a wider rev band compare to diesel. 0w-30 should be adequate unless you have a highly tuned 400bhp car with hybrid turbos (Hint: mashp :D)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Paris 530d There was a tie up between BMW and Castrol in terms of marketing and recommendations, Oil filler caps said BMW recommends Castrol on them.

 

That tie up has now ended and it would appear that some of the newer bottles of various viscosities of Castrol Edge Titanium FST now do not say LL04 on them, where a few months ago they did.  The actual oil hasn't changed.

 

I have Castrol edge Titanium FST 0W-30 in my garage which says LL04.  Over the years both myself and BMW have poured in various different viscosities of Castrol into the sump of my E60 and I never had any bother.

 

Although years ago, the boys on the Senator forum used to run the engines on thicker oil purely to stop it leaking out as much and so quickly!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×