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#4552614 - 10/24/17 06:37 AM How cheap can I do a Euro oil change?
camrydriver111 Offline


Registered: 07/01/14
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One BITOGer in the main forum was saying I can spend $20/year on oil changes and my car will be fine. I am a bit skeptical as an oil filter alone costs $10. Then I will have to buy 6.5L (one oil change) of synthetic oil for $10?

I am a bit too scared to put mineral oil in a BMW. I'm not sure how the VANOS and CCV systems would like it.

I need to do 2 oil changes a year. So two oil filters will be $20. I haven't seen Euro oil cheaper than $26 for 5 L from CT. So $20 (2 filters) + $78 (15L of oil) = $98 + tax = ~$115

Is there a cheaper oil change option I am missing?

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#4552628 - 10/24/17 06:54 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
rooflessVW Offline


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Your numbers sounds about right, unless you wait for oil to go on mega sale and stock up as some here do.
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#4552630 - 10/24/17 06:58 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
Audios Offline


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You can use a house brand full synthetic 5/30 for a reasonable interval, Napa, CarQuest AutoZone etc for about 6-7k max. That will probably be a pretty cheap option. Napa on sale here is 3$ each, so thats 21$ and a 10$ filter would make it 31$ per.
I had my house oil, Cam 2 semi syn analyzed after 7200 miles on a friends E90 325xi and it worked out well, I think Blackstone said it could go a little longer.


Edited by Audios (10/24/17 07:00 AM)
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#4552631 - 10/24/17 06:59 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
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#4552633 - 10/24/17 07:03 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson


1. OP does not live in the US.
2. That is likely not a correct oil for his car, unless he has a diesel engine.
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#4552634 - 10/24/17 07:03 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Kira Offline


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Mobil1 0W-40 European Formula at Walmart is about as cheap as it gets.

See if there's a case of your filter on sale from one of the foreign car parts places.

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#4552639 - 10/24/17 07:11 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
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Is this a "what if" exercise or are you really trying to run a BMW on the super cheap?
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#4552642 - 10/24/17 07:18 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
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You drive a BMW and think $115/year on oil changes is too much?

Maybe you should trade it in for a Corolla?
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#4552650 - 10/24/17 07:22 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
rooflessVW Offline


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Annnnd there's the condescending b.s.

Didn't take long.
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#4552655 - 10/24/17 07:25 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
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I did a an oil change in my 17 Jetta for $20.
Pennzoil 0w-40 after Walmart rebate and Pennzoil rebate-$10
VW OEM filter-$10
And 45 minutes of my time.
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#4552661 - 10/24/17 07:28 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: rooflessVW]
mightymousetech Offline


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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Annnnd there's the condescending b.s.

Didn't take long.


It is not condescending at all, it is a fact. These cars are expensive to maintain. $115/yr, or $10/month really is nearly nothing.
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#4552714 - 10/24/17 08:16 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson


1. OP does not live in the US.
2. That is likely not a correct oil for his car, unless he has a diesel engine.


+1 isn't that oil the LL-04 spec for the diesels?

I would try to find the Castrol Edge 0w40, seems to be pretty common at WalMart and other parts stores, and not that expensive. This oil meets the LL-01 spec for BMW gasoline engines.
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#4552762 - 10/24/17 08:53 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: jeepman3071]
mightymousetech Offline


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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071

+1 isn't that oil the LL-04 spec for the diesels?


Yes, "L" for Low Saps.
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#4552773 - 10/24/17 09:06 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
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A Euro oil change? well, about 1 Euro, it's not rocket science.
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#4552778 - 10/24/17 09:08 AM Re: How cheap can I do a Euro oil change? [Re: camrydriver111]
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Registered: 04/14/17
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Edit: I didnít realize you were in Canada.

AAP has a BMW certified Euro 5w-40 Carquest oil at about $6/quart. I think it even qualifies for their oil and filter special. If not, you can order online and get 20% off.


Edited by Crispysea (10/24/17 09:11 AM)

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