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      10-21-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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Is there any difference between Castrol SLX Professional LL01 5w30 and Castrol Edge Professional LL01 5w30?

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Castrol Edge Professional is better (maybe simply a marketing thing ?) & newer.

It has 'API - SL' rating which is what BMW recommends.

The SLX Professional is rating API - SJ which is lower than SL.


Before buying, just make sure the oil is marked 'Made in Germany' and it has the BMW LL-01 stamping at the back of the bottle. Don't buy the one the is Made in US.


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Is there any difference between Castrol SLX Professional LL01 5w30 and Castrol Edge Professional LL01 5w30?

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What do you think of AMSOIL Signature 0W-30?

This post seems to rate it highly - based on the data. Mobil 1 looks pretty good in this test too.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/0w30/
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I post the finding in another thread .... if you go to the bottom part of the page, the AMSOIL answer / comment is there .... Note: the article does not have a published date, therefore, I am not sure if the status has changed.

http://superiorvehiclerepair.com/bmw...f-bmw-oil.html


As far as Mobil 1, 0W40 European Formula is the only one recommended for BMW oil top up or change.




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This post seems to rate it highly - based on the data. Mobil 1 looks pretty good in this test too.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/0w30/
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I post the finding in another thread .... if you go to the bottom part of the page, the AMSOIL answer / comment is there .... Note: the article does not have a published date, therefore, I am not sure if the status has changed.

http://superiorvehiclerepair.com/bmw...f-bmw-oil.html


As far as Mobil 1, 0W40 European Formula is the only one recommended for BMW oil top up or change.
When I look at the Castrol Specs, the 0W-40 seems to meet BMW spec better than the OW-30. Specifically ACEA A3/B4.

When BMW does the complimentary break-in oil service at the VPC, what will they use?
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Mine was changed with BMW Performance (aka Castrol) 5w30 (in Canada). Therefore, for US, it would be the same ...



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Mine was changed with BMW Performance (aka Castrol) 5w30 (in Canada). Therefore, for US, it would be the same ...



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When I look at the Castrol Specs, the 0W-40 seems to meet BMW spec better than the OW-30. Specifically ACEA A3/B4.

When BMW does the complimentary break-in oil service at the VPC, what will they use?
Should I take my own oil if I want a 0w-40 or 0W-30 oil?

Wouldn't that be better. I heard if you like to drive in a cold start then the 0W oils are better.
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True. "O" is better for winter. But then, the oil change is free, why spend more if you don't have to.





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Wouldn't that be better. I heard if you like to drive in a cold start then the 0W oils are better.
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Castrol Edge Professional is better (maybe simply a marketing thing ?) & newer.

It has 'API - SL' rating which is what BMW recommends.

The SLX Professional is rating API - SJ which is lower than SL.


Before buying, just make sure the oil is marked 'Made in Germany' and it has the BMW LL-01 stamping at the back of the bottle. Don't buy the one the is Made in US.
They are both API SL rated and ACEA A3/B3/B4
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