E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Actual Brand of Oil the Dealers use?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-12-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
BMW 2006
Private First Class
4
Rep
146
Posts

 
Drives: 330I - '06 - 6 Spd
Join Date: May 2005
Location: California - USA

iTrader: (0)

Question Actual Brand of Oil the Dealers use?

I know our E90 BMW's include oil changes but just would like to know the Brand of oil used? Castrol? Mobil1? I've asked the dealer and all he could tell me was it has the BMW emblem on the container! Thanks!!
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
E90Fleet
Major General
South Africa
157
Rep
8,096
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

iTrader: (0)

Castrol TXT 5W-30

BMW uses Castrol exclusivley due to their sponsorship with Formula 1
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2005, 03:51 PM   #3
E90Fleet
Major General
South Africa
157
Rep
8,096
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomwid
Is 10w-30 ok to use?
There are no approved 10W-30 oils listed
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2005, 03:57 PM   #4
E90Fleet
Major General
South Africa
157
Rep
8,096
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

iTrader: (0)

Only mobil 1's listed are

Mobil 1 0W-40 for the older LL-01 spec and
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 for the new LL-04 spec
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2005, 11:27 AM   #5
E90
Bemuri
1
Rep
124
Posts

 
Drives: 2013/320i AxDrive Alpine White
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Finland H:ki

iTrader: (0)

My dealer who is racing driver say`s use only Castrol.
__________________
Alpine Weiss 320i,(man)sport package,17"Breyton Inspiration wheels,through load system,proff radio,hifi speakers,bi-xenons,auto air-condition,alarm,light package,pdc,rainsensor,cruise control,cup holders,heated seats,headlamp washers,tinted windows rear,Ac-Schnitzer aluminium pedals.
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
tima
Custom User Title
tima's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
215
Posts

 
Drives: 330i ZSP/TiAg/Blk
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Wisconsin

iTrader: (0)

some more info at this forum thread...

LL04 oil - time to switch away from Mobil 1?
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2005, 01:46 PM   #7
E90Fleet
Major General
South Africa
157
Rep
8,096
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Africa

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tima
some more info at this forum thread...

LL04 oil - time to switch away from Mobil 1?
Just to add to that :


The new Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 is LL-04 approved

But ony the new diesels need LL-04, the N52 can use LL-01 approved oils
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2005, 03:59 PM   #8
Hunter399
Major General
Hunter399's Avatar
111
Rep
7,757
Posts

 
Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (30)

My dealer says I would be wasting money by changing the oil after 1000 miles...

What do you guys think?
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2005, 04:07 PM   #9
visor
BMW, can I have some LSD please?
visor's Avatar
Canada
39
Rep
1,540
Posts

 
Drives: '13 F30 328xi
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada

iTrader: (0)

That's a different topic altogether.

Do a search.

The consensus is to wait till at least 5000 miles before the first change, possibly because BMW uses a special oil initially for break-in purposes. Can anyont confirm that?
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2005, 07:11 PM   #10
AW330i
Captain
AW330i's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
876
Posts

 
Drives: Alpine White 330i
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston, Tx

iTrader: (0)

I am almost a hundred percent certain that BMW does use a special break in oil, and with that being said it probably is a good idea to wait...
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST