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#4708606 - 03/27/18 03:54 PM Which oil for BMW F30 320d?
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Europe
Hello!

I am trying to find the best oil for my BMW in terms of wear protection. I have the latest 2.0 B47 engine with 190HP, however, I removed the DPF, so I do not need low SAPS oil to protect it. I live in moderately warm climate (winter -5C/23F, summer 35C/95F).

I was thinking maybe:

Mobil 1 0W40 FS
Mobil 1 ESP 0W40
Mobil 1 ESP 5W30

Thanks for helping!

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#4708718 - 03/27/18 05:45 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
Bjornviken Offline


Registered: 12/06/17
Posts: 265
Loc: Finland
How long oci do you run? Would not use any c3 oils. Any a3/b4 is good

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#4709129 - 03/28/18 02:06 AM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Europe
I am changing oil between 10000 and 15000 km.

Also, I deleted EGR, so I am not worried about inlet deposits.

Which oil do you suggest?

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#4709609 - 03/28/18 01:07 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
Bjornviken Offline


Registered: 12/06/17
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Loc: Finland
Mobil 1 FS 0w-40 i would use in my bmw in your case.

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#4709728 - 03/28/18 02:58 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Europe
I see, thanks. Is there any similar oil, but 5W-40?

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#4709738 - 03/28/18 03:17 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
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Originally Posted By: omglol
I see, thanks. Is there any similar oil, but 5W-40?


Well you would know better than us what you have available. I would think there are many oils sold in Europe with A3/B4 which are 5W-40, what's on the shelf for a reasonable price?
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#4709790 - 03/28/18 04:29 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Europe
Actually I don't know. smile Also, I am not worried about the price. I just want to get the best.

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#4709794 - 03/28/18 04:35 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
Bailes1992 Offline


Registered: 03/10/17
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Loc: South Wales, UK
Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4
Mobil1 0w40 FS

Either would serve you well.
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#4710540 - 03/29/18 12:45 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
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Loc: Europe
I see ... I only need to choose 5W40 vs 0W40. Which one do you suggest?

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#4711169 - 03/30/18 07:15 AM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
blackgolds Offline


Registered: 01/08/18
Posts: 12
Loc: California
Mobil 1 FS 0w-40 this is what i use. You can give it a try

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#4711178 - 03/30/18 07:22 AM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
Popsy Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 902
Loc: Frogland / Brittany
As other said,

Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
Castrol Edge 0w40 A3/B4
Mobil1 0w40 FS
Total Quartz 9000 5W40 Energy

I'd probably pick Shell Helix Ultra 5W40, but that's just price based compared to Castrol or Mobil oil. The Total is even cheaper, if you find the other oil too noisy it'll probably be the quietest (also the thickest).
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#4711314 - 03/30/18 09:41 AM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Europe
Thanks!

Just one more question, what is the difference between these two oils:

Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
Shell Helix Diesel Ultra 5w40

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#4711385 - 03/30/18 10:25 AM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
Popsy Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
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Packaging I guess.

There used to be some "gas" and "diesel" version sold here, due to historical habits of consumers I suppose, but now it's regrouping under a single multi purpose sticker most of the time.
Both have same property, same approvals smile

I used to have fun when doing OC for friends with gas engine car by using the "diesel" jugs, many were freaking out until I explained and showed the two different packagings.

(diesel version was often a few cents/euros cheaper (more volume I think) in supermarkets, that's why I was buying it)
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#4715165 - 04/03/18 12:56 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: omglol]
edyvw Offline


Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 5059
Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: omglol
Hello!

I am trying to find the best oil for my BMW in terms of wear protection. I have the latest 2.0 B47 engine with 190HP, however, I removed the DPF, so I do not need low SAPS oil to protect it. I live in moderately warm climate (winter -5C/23F, summer 35C/95F).

I was thinking maybe:

Mobil 1 0W40 FS
Mobil 1 ESP 0W40
Mobil 1 ESP 5W30

Thanks for helping!

IMO, Mobil1 drop the ball with FS. 3.6cp HTHS is really not something for W40 oil, regardless that it is on thin side.
I would go with Mobil1 ESP 0W40 or Mobil1 5W30 ESP.
However, since you are in Europe, I would not look further then Castrol Edge 0W30 LL-04. Unfortunately we do not have that oil here in the U.S. and it is one of those Castrol's that are based on PAO and specifically made for BMW's. On German Castrol web site it is still listed as full synthetic together with 10W60.
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#4716407 - 04/04/18 05:05 PM Re: Which oil for BMW F30 320d? [Re: edyvw]
omglol Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Europe
All those oils are LOW SAPS ... I don't want that.

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