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#3091897 - 08/10/13 04:59 PM BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d
balalayka Offline


Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Arkhangelsk, Russia
Hi again !

Here is my new report on remapped '07 BMW 525d

Driving is 50% city, 50% highway. A lot of stop and go, idling for hours during Christmas shopping, cold starts at -20F for 4 weeks twice a day and short trips.

The right column is VOA of BP VISCO 7000 0w-40 LL-04 C3

Temperature in F, distance in Mi



Oil was changed after a 400mi trip, so no fuel.
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#3093759 - 08/12/13 05:37 PM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: balalayka]
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#3130462 - 09/20/13 08:59 AM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: balalayka]
balalayka Offline


Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Arkhangelsk, Russia
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#3131508 - 09/21/13 10:59 AM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: balalayka]
m37charlie Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 1134
Loc: Alaska
Does your car have DPF and use SCR (AdBlue)? In other words is it required to use a LL04 oil?
Looks good but are the mileage figures miles or km?
I found that LL04 oil didn't hold TBN well at 11-12000mi (19000km) in my 09 X5 35d, so I now use an ACEA E6 oil (Delvac 1 LE 5W30).
But the X5 35d consumes a lot more fuel than a 525d.

Charlie
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#3131588 - 09/21/13 01:40 PM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: balalayka]
miniac007 Offline


Registered: 04/01/13
Posts: 174
Loc: Sweden
On all UOAs I have seen, BP 7000 does'nt perfom very well despite Boron and Moly...

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#3131590 - 09/21/13 01:43 PM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: miniac007]
m37charlie Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
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Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: miniac007
On all UOAs I have seen, BP 7000 does'nt perfom very well despite Boron and Moly...

How is this oil not performing well?

Charlie
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#3132175 - 09/22/13 08:37 AM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: m37charlie]
miniac007 Offline


Registered: 04/01/13
Posts: 174
Loc: Sweden
Not bad but less than other oils of the same price from major brands... On this one, you can see than the Ravenol perform better or at least the same considering the statistical variability, despite a high fuel dilution... And Ravennol is a not a major brand.

http://www.oil-club.ru/forum/topic/8406-...an-posle-8300km

http://www.oil-club.ru/forum/topic/7731-bp-visco-7000-0w-40-otrabotka-na-fiat-linea-posle-7000km

And btw, changing a LL04 oil after only 6000 km does'nt worth the price of a LL04 ... As he needs a LL04 with the exaust filter, he should choose one oil that can live longer, even if more expensive.


Edited by miniac007 (09/22/13 08:49 AM)

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#3192544 - 11/20/13 02:38 AM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: m37charlie]
balalayka Offline


Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Arkhangelsk, Russia
Originally Posted By: m37charlie
Does your car have DPF and use SCR (AdBlue)? In other words is it required to use a LL04 oil?
Looks good but are the mileage figures miles or km?
I found that LL04 oil didn't hold TBN well at 11-12000mi (19000km) in my 09 X5 35d, so I now use an ACEA E6 oil (Delvac 1 LE 5W30).
But the X5 35d consumes a lot more fuel than a 525d.

Charlie


thanx for reply, Charlie

DPF is still with us smile

mileage in miles

I had a lot of everyday short trips and outside T < -25C for a month.


Edited by balalayka (11/20/13 02:39 AM)
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#3192735 - 11/20/13 09:26 AM Re: BP VISCO 0w-40 in '07 BMW 525d 3.0d [Re: balalayka]
m37charlie Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 1134
Loc: Alaska
You might consider trying Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W30.
Ash is above specs at 1.0% but P and Zn and S are within LL04 specs.
In a 525d you might be able to get 10-12000 mi before TBN drops too low with this oil.

Charlie
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09 BMW X5 35d/Delvac1 LE 5W30
01 BMW 325xi M1 0W40
52 Dodge M37/Hercules diesel
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