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      10-18-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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My service light has come on for the first time. The car has 8.8K miles on the clock and the computer is telling me its only oil that needs changing. I will book it in next week, my question is this Can I buy my own oil? And if so how much (to be safe) should I get and what oil should I buy.

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Yes you should be able to - but check with dealer. Dick Lovett have always let me do it.

Ask them what oil you need - they should tell you any 0W30 BMW LL01 (BMW LL01 = BMW spec for Long Life (hence LL) oil - this spec is from 2001 (hence 01)) oil will be OK - they may insist on 0W30 LL04 (a 2004 spec), but I think this is only needed for diesels with DPF, as LL04 has SAPS technology. They may recommend Castrol EDGE which is their relevant LL01/04 product - but any oil of right viscosity that meets the spec should be fine (e.g. also Fuchs Titan etc.)

Opieoils is good for online oil - or try Homebase who have been known to have cheap offers recently.

You'll need around 8 litres. Petrols maybe OK with 5W30 - so check with dealer to be sure.
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Yes you should be able to - but check with dealer. Dick Lovett have always let me do it.

Ask them what oil you need - they should tell you any 0W30 BMW LL01 (BMW LL01 = BMW spec for Long Life (hence LL) oil - this spec is from 2001 (hence 01)) oil will be OK - they may insist on 0W30 LL04 (a 2004 spec), but I think this is only needed for diesels with DPF, as LL04 has SAPS technology. They may recommend Castrol EDGE which is their relevant LL01/04 product - but any oil of right viscosity that meets the spec should be fine (e.g. also Fuchs Titan etc.)

Opieoils is good for online oil - or try Homebase who have been known to have cheap offers recently.

You'll need around 8 litres. Petrols maybe OK with 5W30 - so check with dealer to be sure.
Excellent advice, just what I was after

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I have just bought 8 litres plus 2 free litres of 0W30 Castrol Edge TD from Opie oils for 83 delivered.
This came within 2 days of placing the order.
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