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      06-07-2011, 07:49 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Chriztofor View Post
Take a look at Castrol 5w-40 it states on the label that it is designed for bmws. It also meets all certifications for Castrol 0W-30 and even has a certification that Castro 0w-30 doesn’t have. If you go by certification you would think that Casrol 5w-40 is superior when compared to Castro's 0w-30. However, Castrol's website shows that their 5w-40 is NOT for bmws that require LL01 ( see link, page 2) [ This LL01 cert must mean something. Why risk using royal purple or amsoil or any other oil without that LL-01 certification? Castorl 0W-30 and Mobil 1 0-40 have that certification. The complete list can be found on BMW's website
Yep the 5w-40 meets LL98.