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      11-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by bradone1 View Post
Hi Guys,

I was at the dealer yesterday buying all of my new ///M accessories and i asked about a quart of oil, they assured me that i was supposed to use the TWS 10W-60 which we all know is wrong. After about 2 hours of crazy searching i found out that the new Castrol German made oil that is LL01 approved is now called: Castrol Edge SPT 0W-30

My question is should i go with which of the following for the new M5? i am torn:

1) Genuine BMW High Performance 5W-30
2) Castrol Edge SPT LL01 approved 0W-30
3) Motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40
4) Redline 5W-30

All of these are LL01 approved except for the Redline oil

I live in Miami FL and i will push the car to the limits here and there, i probably wont track the car if only maybe a few times in its life.

I have a strong preference for 0W-30 myself. I think it provides better protection at start up and at both higher and lower temperatures.
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars, Bel StiR+, ALP

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