Users' questions

What grade is BMW Longlife 04 oil?

What grade is BMW Longlife 04 oil?

Engine Oil Viscosity: 5w-40(12)

Can I use Castrol in my BMW?

Yes you can, but… Castrol 0w-30 is a better choice, also BMW 5w-30 or M1 0w-40 are all better oils. It’s not so much the long intervals, but the LL-01 oils are actually higher viscosity than regular 5w30. you go to a dealer that gouges.

Is Castrol oil Good for BMW?

BMW has been endorsing Castrol since the early 1990’s and I have to say that I’ve never had anything but good results using Castrol. I think it is a great oil and seems to do really well in BMWs. It is reasonably priced, and you pretty much can get it anywhere. If you are using it and like it, stick with it.

Is Castrol 5W30 good for BMW?

Castrol 5W30 used to be the BMW recommended lubricant for the M50 family of engines right until Shell took over the contract in 2014. Despite plenty of 5W30 Shell oils, the old Castrol seems to be the preferred lubricant of choice for many M50 owners.

What brand of oil does BMW recommend?

Pennzoil is now the recommended oil for BMW engines. BMW is a car company that makes some of the most reliable and longest lasting engines on the market.

Can I use 5w30 oil instead of 0W30?

It is same as the case of these two oils; the 5W-30 is thicker than the 0W-30 motor oil. It’s the viscosity or “flowability” or thinness of any oil that determines it’s fuel economy improvement capacity. The 0W-30 is thinner or less viscous than the 5W-30 which makes it considered as better for saving more.

How good is Castrol Oil?

Castrol EDGE ranks high on almost any list of the best synthetic engine oils. As internal engine pressure increases, demands on the oil increase as well. Castrol responds with its proprietary “Fluid Titanium” technology. Castrol EDGE with Fluid Titanium improves performance by reducing friction 20 percent.

Do BMWs need special oil?

With motor oil being the most important fluid next to gasoline in your BMW vehicle, it’s important that you don’t scrimp on the quality or type of motor oil you put in your BMW. That’s why BMW recommends the exclusive use of synthetic motor oils inside all BMW engines.

What’s the best engine oil for BMW?

Oil for most BMW passenger vehicles and SAVs:

  • BMW TwinPower Turbo Engine Oils – Oils designed for BMW vehicles by BMW.
  • Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40.
  • Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30.
  • Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30.
  • Beginning in 2015, BMW is recommending Shell/Pennzoil PurePlus Oils as their aftermarket oil.

Is Castrol 5W30 good oil?

5W-30 motor oil is one of the most common viscosity grades and is available from Castrol in advanced full synthetic, premium full synthetic and synthetic blend options. Castrol EDGE, an advanced full synthetic 5W-30 motor oil, is Castrol’s strongest oil and a great option for those who want the very best for their car.

Do BMWS need special oil?

What kind of lubricant is BMW longlife 04?

BMW Longlife 04 oils are Top Tier lower SAPS 1 lubricants. They are designed for use in BMW gasoline engines and light-duty diesel engines with our without particulate filters. BMW Longlife 04 oils are typically high HTHS (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 based on API Group III and Group IV base oils.

Can you use longlife-04 engine oil outside Europe?

Longlife-04 oils are only approved for spark-ignition engines in Europe (EU plus Switzerland, Norway andLiechtenstein). They must not be used outside this area as problems are often encountered with fuel quality. 4.1 BMW Longlife-04 engine oils available via BMW Parts Service: Longlife-04 engine oil SAE 0W-40 Longlife-04 engine oil SAE 5W-30

What kind of Oil can I put in a BMW ll01?

Walmart’s 5 quart jugs of Castrol 0w40 is hard to beat in price and meets all the euro specs. If your BMW engine is listed as allowing LL01 FE, then go ahead and use SN GF-5 full synthetic 0w-30 or 5w-30 (any brand, Valvoline, Quaker State, etc.) in your engine for slightly shortened oil change intervals, because the lower HTHS allows it.

What kind of Oil can I use in a BMW 5W30?

That means they don’t necessarily want you using SN GF-5 ILSAC 5w30’s which are at HTHS=2.9 to 3.1, too low. With one exception: LL-01 FE (Fuel Economy version) is allowed on some BMW engines. I saw a chart of engines where they allow it, and it covers many engines in the BMW history.