Originally Posted by DieselDiner
Snyperx, I'll reassure you that Socom is dead on accurate regarding LL04 in North American. BMW specifically does not recommend LL04 oils for use in gas engines outside of Europe (and a few other territories). In the U.S., LL04 is a diesel only oil.
The Red Line question comes down to which specs it meets. I can't remember which specs are associated with LL01, but if the Red Line meets those specs, you should be good to go.
I was able to get 7 quarts of the M1 0w40 oil for $4.99 a quart. I will stick to what I know for the engine oil.