Recent Topics
Pennzoil Platinum at Walmart
by TheLawnRanger
06/19/18 11:21 PM
Mopar OEM and Fram Ultra Oil filters, '18 Jeep JL
by IndyFan
06/19/18 10:45 PM
What’s the odds..
by Eric Smith
06/19/18 09:51 PM
Who can relate?
by Reddy45
06/19/18 09:43 PM
No more oil changes
by goodtimes
06/19/18 09:19 PM
Separating toddlers from their parents?
by fdcg27
06/19/18 08:50 PM
gm 8.6 truetrac
by Spitter
06/19/18 08:45 PM
New addition to my garage: 2000 Corvette FRC
by MrHorspwer
06/19/18 08:34 PM
Rockauto 5% off
by Spitter
06/19/18 08:32 PM
fumoto oil valve
by Santo
06/19/18 08:19 PM
Grand solar minimum...
by ridgerunner
06/19/18 07:57 PM
Pentofrost coolant $10 Autozone
by PD001
06/19/18 07:49 PM
The things you find cleaning Garage 30+ btls slob
by digger327
06/19/18 07:20 PM
Castrol GTX Magantec 0w20 - 6 pack $21.99 - Amazon
by 04SE
06/19/18 07:07 PM
Havoline Pro DS 5w20 $3.15/quart - Amazon
by 04SE
06/19/18 07:06 PM
Needing New Dipstick
by Geauxtiger
06/19/18 05:11 PM
'98 Mercedes E300TD Rotella T5 10W-30 5k miles
by KenO
06/19/18 04:35 PM
Premium guard oil filters
by Jaha24k
06/19/18 04:09 PM
76 super motor oil- synthetic blend 5w-30
by Jaha24k
06/19/18 04:07 PM
Who makes the Mopar 5038041AA filter?
by Quattro Pete
06/19/18 03:55 PM
Newest Members
Shassis, Santo, aligoodn, memyself, MichiganKid419
65274 Registered Users
Who's Online
39 registered (ddhmax1973, bdcardinal, 2015_PSD, das_peikko, Bandito440, Duke, 1 invisible), 1040 Guests and 33 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65274 Members
67 Forums
285629 Topics
4766652 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#4515631 - 09/13/17 09:36 PM does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW
DeanZ Offline


Registered: 09/07/17
Posts: 2
Loc: HK
i'm using mobil 1 0w40 fs on my BMW X1(N20b20 engine). as the ll-14fe said it's ok to use a 0w20 oil. curious about the oil performance on BMW. and if anyone has a UOA report would be much helpful. tkx.

Top
#4515636 - 09/13/17 09:39 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: DeanZ]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10946
Loc: Idaho
Why?
_________________________
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

Top
#4515645 - 09/13/17 09:46 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: DeanZ]
rooflessVW Online   content


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4039
Loc: North Carolina
If you're a typical USA BMW driver and never tip the throttle past ½, you'll probably get better fuel economy and maybe even wear numbers using a BMW-approved 0W-20.
_________________________
"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."

Top
#4515657 - 09/13/17 10:04 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: CT8]
DeanZ Offline


Registered: 09/07/17
Posts: 2
Loc: HK
if 0w20 can provide same protection under mild driving, I would like try it


Edited by DeanZ (09/13/17 10:08 PM)

Top
#4515691 - 09/13/17 11:10 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: DeanZ]
jaj Offline


Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 1060
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
I thought that LL14FE (0w20) was back-spec'd to everything that BMW built after about 2001 that wasn't an "M" model.

Top
#4515696 - 09/13/17 11:19 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: jaj]
Seventh Offline


Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 234
Loc: NorCal
Originally Posted By: jaj
I thought that LL14FE (0w20) was back-spec'd to everything that BMW built after about 2001 that wasn't an "M" model.


No. You're thinking of LL01FE, the A5/B5 0w30

Top
#4515699 - 09/13/17 11:25 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: CT8]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: CT8
Why?


Because people think oil is like blood---the thinner the better.

Top
#4515739 - 09/14/17 01:39 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: DeanZ]
SnowDrifter Offline


Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 391
Loc: WA
Well flow is more important than viscosity.. To a point

Edit: I'll also add that I'd be weary of deviating from the suggested oil viscosity if you have things like oil pressure activated VVT


Edited by SnowDrifter (09/14/17 01:41 AM)

Top
#4515740 - 09/14/17 01:39 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: DeanZ]
M52 Offline


Registered: 09/04/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Europe
Originally Posted By: DeanZ
if 0w20 can provide same protection under mild driving, I would like try it

Who the [censored] buys a BMW to drive it ''mildly'' all the time?..There are Prius' for such purpose.

Top
#4515741 - 09/14/17 01:44 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: M52]
rooflessVW Online   content


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4039
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: M52
Who the [censored] buys a BMW to drive it ''mildly'' all the time?..There are Prius' for such purpose.

LOL. Most of the people that buy them new. More to the point, who buys a new car and just hammers the throttle all the time?
_________________________
"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."

Top
#4515761 - 09/14/17 05:04 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: SnowDrifter]
Shannow Online   content


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39850
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: SnowDrifter
Well flow is more important than viscosity.. To a point


Care to back that up with some facts and data ?

Top
#4515795 - 09/14/17 06:18 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: Shannow]
rooflessVW Online   content


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4039
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Originally Posted By: SnowDrifter
Well flow is more important than viscosity.. To a point

Care to back that up with some facts and data ?

Or to even clarify the statement? "Flow" with regards to what?
_________________________
"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."

Top
#4515848 - 09/14/17 07:36 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: M52]
HerrStig Offline


Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: M52
Originally Posted By: DeanZ
if 0w20 can provide same protection under mild driving, I would like try it

Who the [censored] buys a BMW to drive it ''mildly'' all the time?..There are Prius' for such purpose.
"Hammering it" all the time in heavy US metro traffic gets you the title of "Bust My Wallet" jerk.

Top
#4515870 - 09/14/17 07:58 AM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: HerrStig]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1444
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Originally Posted By: M52
Originally Posted By: DeanZ
if 0w20 can provide same protection under mild driving, I would like try it

Who the [censored] buys a BMW to drive it ''mildly'' all the time?..There are Prius' for such purpose.
"Hammering it" all the time in heavy US metro traffic gets you the title of "Bust My Wallet" jerk.


Only if you don't take care of it properly.

There is also a big difference between driving fast and abusing the vehicle.


Edited by mightymousetech (09/14/17 08:05 AM)
_________________________
Mighty Mouse Tech
Acura Tech
2010 Civic Si Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL
2013 BMW 135i M Sport Edition Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL

Top
#4516227 - 09/14/17 03:32 PM Re: does anyone try 0w20 oil on BMW [Re: mightymousetech]
M52 Offline


Registered: 09/04/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Europe
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech

Only if you don't take care of it properly.

There is also a big difference between driving fast and abusing the vehicle.


Bingo. Indeed one of the worst things one can do to a BMW is driving it granny style all the time - especially M Power engines don't forgive such fails.
More interesting in this case is what's the OP aiming when using 0W-20 in this car? I frankly see no benefit at all, just the contrary. Not that the factory recomended 0W-30 isn't already thin enough as to make things even thinner...


Edited by M52 (09/14/17 03:34 PM)

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >