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      09-19-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
roundle
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Drives: 2011 328iT (US-Spec, 6MT, ZSP)
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LL04 or LL01 oil, US-Spec N52 in Europe

Greetings all,

I have a US-spec 2011 328iT here in The Netherlands with about 5100 miles. While browsing some of the forums, I've read posts regarding LL04 v. LL01, in addition to countless other oil-related forums.

In any event, my questions should be pretty simple:

1. As I have a US-spec car, and run European (Dutch and German) gas (usually Shell V Power, RON 95), should I go with LL04 or LL01?

2. Did my car come filled from the factory with LL01 or LL04?

3. When I ordered the car, I ordered a few accessories, including the BMW oil case. My salesman, Rochel, was nice enough to include a bottle of oil at delivery (Castrol SLX Professional Powerflow 0W-30, LL04, photo attached). Is this the "German Castrol" that I sometimes read about? Is this stuff different from the factory BMW LL04?

4. Given my situation, what oil would you use?

Thanks,

Roundle (intentionally not "Roundel")
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Last edited by roundle; 09-19-2010 at 06:29 AM. Reason: Added oil weight
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