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Oil for 2005 BMW X3 #5217367 09/19/19 07:34 PM
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My neighbor asked me to help him with an oil change for a 2005 BMW X3 that his lady friend drives. I know it specs the BMW Long Life 5w30 or 5w40. Are there any acceptable alternatives like Mobil 1 or MaxLife Synthetic? Thanks in advance!


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217374 09/19/19 07:45 PM
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Does he intend to follow the maintenance minder?


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Probably not. He doesn't like to go more than 5,000 miles per OCI.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217382 09/19/19 07:56 PM
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For an interval that short the M54 will do well with almost anything. I was running Cam 2 semi syn 5/30 in mine for a while before I sold it, no problems with a 5k interval at all. It started using a little oil, so the new owner runs 10/30 winter or 15.40 in the summer. Gets the cheapie Formula shell from Home Depot


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217384 09/19/19 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Nyquist
Probably not. He doesn't like to go more than 5,000 miles per OCI.

Then M1 FS 0W-40, Castrol 0W-40, Pennzoil 0W-40.

Castrol 5W-40 and Pennzoil 5W-40 still carry LL-01.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217386 09/19/19 07:59 PM
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For shorter intervals like that any synthetic 0,5 w 30, 40 will work fine. That motor will be good.

Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217388 09/19/19 08:01 PM
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Thanks guys! I'll look for a dexs1 Gen2 oil based on this feedback.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217403 09/19/19 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Nyquist
Thanks guys! I'll look for a dexs1 Gen2 oil based on this feedback.

Not a suitable spec. The M54 needs a minimum HTHS of 3.5.

You need an A3/B4 oil.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: rooflessVW] #5217434 09/19/19 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
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Thanks guys! I'll look for a dexs1 Gen2 oil based on this feedback.

Not a suitable spec. The M54 needs a minimum HTHS of 3.5.

You need an A3/B4 oil.

So what's the recommendation for something that is readily available?


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217439 09/19/19 09:05 PM
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Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5w30 @ Walmart or Amazon meets BMW LL-01



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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217440 09/19/19 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Nyquist
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So what's the recommendation for something that is readily available?


Roofless answered above.
M1 or Castrol 0W-40 are available at most auto stores, Wallmart, Amazon, etc.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217518 09/19/19 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Nyquist
Thanks guys! I'll look for a dexs1 Gen2 oil based on this feedback.

That won't cut it.
Get Castrol 0W40 or Mobil1 0W40 in Wal Mart.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: donnyj08] #5217519 09/19/19 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by donnyj08
Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5w30 @ Walmart or Amazon meets BMW LL-01



That is LL04, not LL01.


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Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: Nyquist] #5217550 09/20/19 02:04 AM
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Here you go: LL-01

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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Oil for 2005 BMW X3 [Re: edyvw] #5217609 09/20/19 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by edyvw
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Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5w30 @ Walmart or Amazon meets BMW LL-01



That is LL04, not LL01.


You’re correct, my apologies!


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