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Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 #4552677
10/24/17 06:45 AM
10/24/17 06:45 AM
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California
hellokitty Offline OP
hellokitty  Offline OP
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California
Hey guys,

I was just browsing Redline oil's website and noticed there appears to be a new product which appears to be BMW LL-01 approved/certified.

https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=154&pcid=21

Can you guys comment on the specs as well as whether you have any experience with it? I am thinking of running this in my '17 M3.

Thanks.

Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4552685
10/24/17 06:54 AM
10/24/17 06:54 AM
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Lyndhurst NJ
Audios Offline
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Id stick with what BMW recommends until out of warranty, you know they look for any reason to say no to warranty work and make it cash.


2002 VW Golf TDI-Mobil 1 5/40 TDT
2007 Mercedes GL320 CDI Fuchs 5/40 GT Pro XTL
2005 BMW M3 BMW Twin Power 10/60
2003 BMW M5-Fuchs 5/40
1998 BMW M3/4/5 Fuchs 5/40
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4552686
10/24/17 06:55 AM
10/24/17 06:55 AM
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
Since we now have ULSG, does a '17 carstill need LL01 vs LL04?

Looks like it is factory approved fwiw. But NOACK seems quite high. Id rather try for something in the 6-8%.


Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4552704
10/24/17 07:12 AM
10/24/17 07:12 AM
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d00df00d Offline
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Originally Posted By: hellokitty
Hey guys,

I was just browsing Redline oil's website and noticed there appears to be a new product which appears to be BMW LL-01 approved/certified.

https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=154&pcid=21

Can you guys comment on the specs as well as whether you have any experience with it? I am thinking of running this in my '17 M3.

Thanks.

welcome to BITOG!

If this product is really is explicitly approved by BMW as Red Line claims, and if LL-01 is what your engine specs (I'm not familiar with the spec fro the F8x M3), go ahead and use it if you want. Impossible to say if there will be any benefit over any other oil approved for the same spec, many of which will be much less expensive. But it's probably fine.


2008 BMW M3
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: Audios] #4552719
10/24/17 07:19 AM
10/24/17 07:19 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Originally Posted By: Audios
Id stick with what BMW recommends until out of warranty, you know they look for any reason to say no to warranty work and make it cash.


If the oil carries the LL-01 spec, then it is approved.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4552874
10/24/17 09:27 AM
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"Factory-approved for BMW LL-01, VW-Audi 502.00/505.00, Porsche A40 API SN, ACEA A3/B4-12" would seem to indicate they actually got approvals for this oil. Interesting. That is what makes it "Professional".

Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4553556
10/24/17 07:52 PM
10/24/17 07:52 PM
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KY
MCompact Offline
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I'd run the BMW oil at least while you are under warranty. Anyway, you should get a free oil change every 10k miles or one year- I'd let BMW NA pay for it.


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Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4553712
10/24/17 10:36 PM
10/24/17 10:36 PM
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California's Wine Country
SLO_Town Offline
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California's Wine Country
It seems to me Redline is moving away from their “ester-based” roots. SDS link.

https://w3apps.phillips66.com/NetMSDS/ViewPDF.aspx?fileName=830999&Language=EN&IssueDate=7%2f11%2f2016&SubFormat=USDS

Scott


03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: MCompact] #4554052
10/25/17 09:56 AM
10/25/17 09:56 AM
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Fla
gatorfast Offline
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Fla
Originally Posted By: MCompact
I'd run the BMW oil at least while you are under warranty. Anyway, you should get a free oil change every 10k miles or one year- I'd let BMW NA pay for it.


Agree with this. OP I have an F80 M3 as well and have been running the BMW branded 0w30 in it. I do an intermediate change myself with the same 0w30 and let the dealership do the scheduled maintenance. Your user manual likely calls for 0w30 (with 5w30 as an alternate) so not sure why you want want to go with a 5w40, especially one on the heavier side like redline tends to run. I dont think you will see any benefits from running this oil, only slightly longer warm up time and reduced gas mileage.


F80 M3
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: gatorfast] #4554076
10/25/17 10:22 AM
10/25/17 10:22 AM
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Upper Midwest
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The grade is irrelevant, as long as it meets the required specification then it will have the appropriate HTHS. In this case I believe the car specifies Longlife-01 or Longlife-01 FE so either one is acceptable. If the Redline actually carries the specification then there is no reason not to use it other than price. Castrol 0W-40 at Walmart is a lot less expensive and carries the same specification as the Redline oil.


1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4554681
10/25/17 09:44 PM
10/25/17 09:44 PM
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Illinois USA
IllinoisSparky Offline
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Illinois USA
The Redline website also doesn't show a price for items anymore, so apparently direct-order is no longer an option.


04 Ford Explorer PP 5W-30/Puro PSL
99 MB CLK320 M1 0W-40/M1
08 MB SL550 M1 0W-40/MB
09 BMW X5 3.0i BMW 5W-30/Mann
11 MB E350 Bluetec MB 5W-30/MB
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4554776
10/26/17 01:12 AM
10/26/17 01:12 AM
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Colorado Springs
edyvw Offline
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Colorado Springs
NOACK is 11%. Good Bye easter.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ 2qt of M1 0W40 + FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: IllinoisSparky] #4556059
10/27/17 08:26 AM
10/27/17 08:26 AM
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TX
robertcope Offline
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Originally Posted By: IllinoisSparky
The Redline website also doesn't show a price for items anymore, so apparently direct-order is no longer an option.


Not sure what you're seeing, but when I drill down to a specific oil, the biggest thing on the screen is the price and an "Add to Cart" button.

Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: robertcope] #4560707
10/31/17 09:02 PM
10/31/17 09:02 PM
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Illinois USA
IllinoisSparky Offline
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Illinois USA
Well, it was missing.
But now, the site is completely changed. Missing price must have been part of the rollout of the new website.
Looks like they are still tweaking things. This is what I get after looking up any of my vehicles. shrug



Thanks.


04 Ford Explorer PP 5W-30/Puro PSL
99 MB CLK320 M1 0W-40/M1
08 MB SL550 M1 0W-40/MB
09 BMW X5 3.0i BMW 5W-30/Mann
11 MB E350 Bluetec MB 5W-30/MB
Re: Redline Professional-Series 5W40 Motor Oil - LL-01 [Re: hellokitty] #4560877
11/01/17 04:56 AM
11/01/17 04:56 AM
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San Diego
FlyPenFly Offline
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San Diego
They still sell both the ester and this high Noack version.


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