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      07-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by number335 View Post
Can someone explain the difference between Longlife 01 and Longlife 04? I just know that 04 is a more current criteria for BMW oils. But does Longlife 01 still apply for 2007 turbo cars and up?
This is at the heart of the situation in the USA. Currently LL01 is what is recommended but with the coming diesels they will require LL04. LL04 is currently only available in the EU/elsewhere b/c the US has inconsistent sulfur content which (so I have been told) creates an issue with certain types of oil. This will all be addressed shortly by BMW USA on the website... I will keep you updated as we get closer!