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      07-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Hi, just looking for a bit of help for my neighbour. He has an e90 2006 320d. My e91 320d needs a service and this came up in conversation. He told me he just carried out an oil service on his car using an oem filter but he used ASDA's own brand engine oil 5w 40 fully synthetic. I told him that it may not be suitable but thought id ask on here to make sure, its not longlife but does meet requirements.


^^ this is the oil.

Seems very cheap, will it just need changing sooner or is it damaging to his engine?
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      07-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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Not to sure what you mean when you say it meets requirements?

As far as i am aware BMW states it must meet LL04 spec, if it doesnt when used especially cars with DPF they will get clogged up because its not low ash oil. Judging by his car is 06 it may not have dpf so will no affect.

Also its not LL01 (old style) spec so I personally would avoid it. I am not too sure what damage if any it would cause. But for the sake of a few quid why bother using oil that does not meet BMW spec.

I cant work out why bother to go buying a oem filter and skimp on oil that does not meet spec?
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