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      09-04-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
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E92 335i engine oil

Hi All,

I have searched the forums but still cannot find a definitive answer.

I need to know what oil to use to top my car. I have a 2007 petrol 335i....

I called up 2x BMW dealers, one told me to use Shell the other said Castrol.

I have only had the car about 6months but not sure what oil is currently in the car....

Also both said 5w-30 but what the difference between LL1 and LL4?

Both Shell and Castrol is LL4 but some forum says to use LL1
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      09-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #2
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The oil cap on my '09 says Castrol.
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      09-04-2014, 08:46 AM   #3
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Castrol 5w-30 LL04 (longlife04)
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      09-04-2014, 02:03 PM   #4
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Was looking at this same question for my car although it being a 330D.

I use Castrol Edge 5w30 is LL04 spec which is definitely on the "approved oil list" for my car that dealers will use when servicing.

The list is huge and I don't have it to hand as I only use edge now.
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thanks all
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      09-05-2014, 04:57 AM   #6
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Castrol is approved oil in the future I understand the alliance may change to Mobil spec oil, the 5-30 longlife stuff (LL04) is available in many brands such as Petronas for example without any issues(Petronas is the stuff Mercedes use and its recommended on the continent for BMW, VAG stuff too) as long as it conforms with LL04 spec there's no worries.

Me though I'm an old cynic I'd always stick to the known stuff i.e. Castrol Edge
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Any issues with using 0w30 LL04?
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