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      06-16-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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What oil for my e90 325i?

Hey all,

I need to buy some oil but not sure if this is the right stuff. Castrol magnetec 5w30.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Castrol-Magn...9844573&sr=1-4

It reads,

Recommended for GM, Vauxhall and Opel - Petrol and Diesel cars



My car is an 06 e90 325i.

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      06-16-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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This is going on discount.
Also BMW long life 4 approved.
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      06-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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The one in the link is not LL04 approved only LL01. If I am right LL04 is reccomended
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      06-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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Comma Syner Z will do nicely. And quite cheap too.

Never seen Magnatec for use in BMW LL04 engines/service regimes...
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      06-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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Get it from Opie Oils instead - great service and guaranteed to be right.

Not sure if the link will work - 56 for 7 litres of oil and a filter.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-recommen...r-or-bike.aspx

Edit: Just seen that you only wanted 1L - 6 for Fuchs Titan from Opie:
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      06-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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I think there's a grade of Magnatec that is actually fully synthetic and is LL04 approved. Best IMO to stick with Castrol Edge 5W30.
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      06-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
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I went for the castrol edge 5w-30 fully synthetic.


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      06-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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      07-17-2012, 06:04 AM   #10
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i ended up using Euro Car parts 30% off offer and got myself some Valvoline SynPower MST 5w30. It's BMW LL04.

worth noting that LL04 is only a requirement for modern diesels. The E90 petrols will happilly use LL01 or LL04 as specified in the manual.
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for the oilies here, do different brands give different results?

ie smoother drive, longer life etc

i know the difference between sythentics/non, but I just wondered if say Castrol made your engine feel quieter/smooth than Fuchs
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      07-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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i've never noticed any difference.... oil of the same spec and grade should be much of a muchness

the only way you'd notice any huge difference is if you were using oil that was way out of spec. e.g. far too thick for your engine.
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