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      04-25-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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BMW to switch oil suppliers from BP to Shell starting 2015



Not sure why. My guess is that some executives at BP and BMW didn't agree with each other, and BP lost their long-standing deal with BMW.

It'll be interesting to see if they still give out 5w30 at the dealer, or if they'll change viscosity grades. I'm guessing that they won't.

I wouldn't be surprised if Shell Helix ends up being the new OEM formula.

http://www.shell.com/global/products...tra/ultra.html
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      04-25-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
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Very interesting, thanks for posting!
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That's going to take little getting used to
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I wonder if the Owner's Manual will now say "BMW Recommends Shell Fuels"



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Looks good!!thanks for posting!
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Do current M cars still use 10w-60 TWS? If not, hopefully Castrol continues to produce that oil...
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I wonder if the Owner's Manual will now say "BMW Recommends Shell Fuels"



Strange. This past week my SA recommended I only use Chevron fuel??
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I wonder if the Owner's Manual will now say "BMW Recommends Shell Fuels"



My Land Rover ran better on BP fuel, I wonder why? Shell gave the LR occasional hiccups while accelerating.
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