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      09-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Red Line Synthetic Oil SAE 5W-30

The oil says BMW-LL01 on the back. Is this okay to use? I haven't had much luck searching the internet for the oil and my dealer is CLUELESS. Someone with experience please chime in, thank you.
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http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694149

see post # 9

Therefore, I think you are fine with Red Line.
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Just because its "LL 01" does it mean that this oil is a "BMW LL 01" approved oil?
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Your oil needs to have the certifications by API SK/CF or ACEA A3/B4 the weights will also be in your owners manual.
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Your oil needs to have the certifications by API SK/CF or ACEA A3/B4 the weights will also be in your owners manual.
I assume its okay because this is what it says "Ester-based Full Synthetic Group V with Zinc & Phosphorus Antiwear. Meet SM/CJ-4, ILSAC GF-5, API SN/SM/CF, ACEA A3/B3/B4, Dexos 1, BMW-LL-1, VW 500.00 / 501.01 / 502.00/ 503.00/ 503.01/ 505.00, Nissan Ester Oil, Ford WSS-M2C946-A Specifications."
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For my next oil change, I am going to try Motul X-Clean 5W40
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http://www.jscspeed.com/catalog/Motu...0_X_cess_23038
http://www.motul.com/system/product_...pdf?1302646818
5W40 X-cess
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is that would you would use?
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http://motul.speclube.com/technical-info/engine-oils/

Xcess is only LL98 - not meeting std
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I already ordered some redline from my bmw indy shop and theirs says BMW LL01 and ACEA A3/B3/B4...but I called redline and their current label doesn't say BMW LL01? So what gives?

I assume mixing the redline 5w30 and the motul 5w40 wont cause any harm?

Should I just use the 5W40 period?
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You should be ok.

Try the redline and see if your gas consumption improves or not.

The bmw oil Castrol 5w30 seems to burn oil faster than Motul. I switched to that on my 2011 550 and that's what I noticed. Not sure if this would have the same effect on our M car.
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You should be ok.

Try the redline and see if your gas consumption improves or not.

The bmw oil Castrol 5w30 seems to burn oil faster than Motul. I switched to that on my 2011 550 and that's what I noticed. Not sure if this would have the same effect on our M car.
But the owners manual says that 5W-40 is okay to use? (As long as its LL01 and ACEA A3/B4)
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5w40 is okay. I would not worry too much. Actually, I prefer 5w40 more, if it's available.
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OK well they sell it on this website, check it out

http://www.jscspeed.com/catalog/Univ...Motor_Oil.html
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I buy locally (Canada) the 8100 X-Clean 5L jug for $40.
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great price. I just found it online for just under $40 as well. thanks for your help
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Based on this http://motul.speclube.com/technical-info/engine-oils/

motul 8100 x-max 5w30/5w40 is exactly what we need
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