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      10-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Definitive oil answer required

I've browsed multiple forums and not found the answer I need, even checked Opie oils and got conflicting answers.

I've got a 2008 335i and need to get some oil for a top up, which one do I get?

LL01 is mainly suited for the US cars but is supposed to be better than LL04.
LL04 is the one that's recommended for my year but Opie says LL01

Then there's the question of 0W 30 or 5W 30 or even 0W 40.

Suggestions people......
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      10-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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LL04 - should be stated in the manual. LL01 is an older spec.
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      10-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Probably you want 5w30

Looks like this but not as cheap

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807722

Current price
http://m.wilko.com/wilko/product/det...itemId=0310678
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I thought the main difference was the "low SAPS" in LL04 - this means it can be used with diesels with DPFs. Not sure it matters between LL01 and LL04 (given the same viscosity etc.) for a petrol in europe, but could be mistaken.

You shouldn't put LL01 oil in a DPF diesel however, the SAP levels may damage the filter.
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I use Fuchs Titan GT1 Pro C-3 in 5W-30 - it's an LL04 oil that's (IMHO) better quality than Castrol.
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Probably you want 5w30

Looks like this but not as cheap

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807722

Current price
http://m.wilko.com/wilko/product/det...itemId=0310678
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/ca...1021&0&cc5_247

28 for 4 litres, not too bad.
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0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40 there's not a lot of difference in them. If the winter is really cold you might want the 0W-40 but it's really not that big of a deal. Quality of the oil is more important, don't buy cheap crap.
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LLo1 or LoL4 are both fine.
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LLo1 or LoL4 are both fine.
I asked for some of that LoL4 stuff but they just laughed at me??
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Anyone noticed even discounted places are 30% more over last six months?
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4 litres at euro car parts
List Price 58.79
Our Price 39.99

Halfords is double what it was last year
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0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40 there's not a lot of difference in them. If the winter is really cold you might want the 0W-40 but it's really not that big of a deal. Quality of the oil is more important, don't buy cheap crap.
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Ive just had delivered 4x 5L of Millers XF 5w-30 LL04 oil from Opie Oils at 24.92 per 5L. That's a good deal I think.
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Interesting that people feel the price of engine oil is rising.
My heating oil is at its lowest for nearly 2 years and what is even more extraordinary is that this low price is in January when the prices are usually at a high. Currently its 54p/L, same time last year it was 18% more at 64p/L. Whats going on ?
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I find that eurocarparts are generally expensive for oil, I normally get mine for many cars from amazon 28 for 4L castrol

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004...AC_SX110_SY165
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The 0-30 version of this was more expensive at Amazon than Eurocarparts last week when I ordered some.
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