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#3228996 - 12/27/13 08:53 AM bmw oil
lilrobo Offline


Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 54
Loc: Ky
i need to change my oil in my 05 bmw 325xi ,, for first time ,, i bought it used .. could someone help me with this ,, do i need to run synt oil and what weight

thanks

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#3229003 - 12/27/13 09:13 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
salv Offline


Registered: 04/21/11
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Castrol 0w30,Castrol 0w40, Mobil 1 0w40 are the best options. 5w40 HDEO's are also good options.
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#3229006 - 12/27/13 09:17 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
nepadriver Offline


Registered: 07/20/11
Posts: 215
Loc: Northeast PA
Originally Posted By: lilrobo
i need to change my oil in my 05 bmw 325xi ,, for first time ,, i bought it used .. could someone help me with this ,, do i need to run synt oil and what weight

thanks


Owner's Manual

Page 120 and 121 might be a good start.

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#3229010 - 12/27/13 09:23 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Any of these oils are BMW approved and available at most auto parts stores:

Castrol Edge 0w30
Castrol Edge 0w40
Valvoline SynPower 5w40
Mobil 1 0w40
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#3229011 - 12/27/13 09:23 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
boxcartommie22 Offline


Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 2978
Loc: moutain country
make sure you use an oil that is longlife-04 approved bmw's requirments.


Edited by boxcartommie22 (12/27/13 09:24 AM)
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#3229028 - 12/27/13 09:52 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
shDK Offline


Registered: 04/03/13
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Loc: Denmark
When it,s a petrol engine. The bmw LL01 might be. More suitable then the LL04. The reason is that the LL04 is a low/mid SAPS oil with lower tbn.

That being said, the LL04 is totally backward compatible with the LL01 and LL98

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#3229032 - 12/27/13 10:00 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
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Registered: 07/21/02
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I run Mobil 1 0W-40 in the identical engine and change it every 7,500 miles using a BMW filter. That has worked for me for over 159,000 miles.
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#3229051 - 12/27/13 10:43 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Mobil 1 0W40 jugs are about $25 at Walmart.
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#3229064 - 12/27/13 11:00 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: 901Memphis]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 879
Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Mobil 1 0W40 jugs are about $25 at Walmart.


This.

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#3229065 - 12/27/13 11:04 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: MCompact]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7097
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: MCompact
I run Mobil 1 0W-40 in the identical engine and change it every 7,500 miles using a BMW filter. That has worked for me for over 159,000 miles.


This.
For European vehicles I don't think there is a better choice,especially for the price.
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#3229074 - 12/27/13 11:14 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: Clevy]
BISCUT Offline


Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 1344
Loc: NewYorkistan
Originally Posted By: Clevy
Originally Posted By: MCompact
I run Mobil 1 0W-40 in the identical engine and change it every 7,500 miles using a BMW filter. That has worked for me for over 159,000 miles.


This.
For European vehicles I don't think there is a better choice,especially for the price.


+ another....using this in 08 328 I6.
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#3229075 - 12/27/13 11:16 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: Clevy]
lilrobo Offline


Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 54
Loc: Ky
thanks guys ,, good info there

its git 120k on it now hope to see many more

wow 8 qts thats a lot of oil


Edited by lilrobo (12/27/13 11:18 AM)

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#3229090 - 12/27/13 11:41 AM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
boxcartommie22 Offline


Registered: 01/03/03
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Loc: moutain country
the LL-04 is the most current spec.
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#3229100 - 12/27/13 12:01 PM Re: bmw oil [Re: boxcartommie22]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7097
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: boxcartommie22
the LL-04 is the most current spec.


Is LL-04 specified for the 2005 model/engine the OP owns,or is that the current spec for today's models?
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#3229115 - 12/27/13 12:13 PM Re: bmw oil [Re: lilrobo]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 5253
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Originally Posted By: lilrobo
thanks guys ,, good info there

its git 120k on it now hope to see many more

wow 8 qts thats a lot of oil



Another reason to buy the M1 0w40 for $25 per 5.1 quarts and stretch it out to 7,500 miles so your not wasting money. You will pay at least $7 per quart for the BMW dealer synthetic oil when the M1 is less than $5. Heck they used to have this stuff on rollback IIRC it was like $22.47 around these parts, a heck of a deal.
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