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      03-14-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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What motor oil do you use?

Hello,

About time to change my oil and I was curios what other M5 owner's use.

I'm thinking about getting Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40; https://www.amazon.com/Liqui-Moly-23...omotive&sr=1-2

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Read this:

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Hello,

About time to change my oil and I was curios what other M5 owner's use.

I'm thinking about getting Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40; https://www.amazon.com/Liqui-Moly-23...omotive&sr=1-2

Thanks,
I use Liqui Moly 20232

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Hello,

About time to change my oil and I was curios what other M5 owner's use.

I'm thinking about getting Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40; https://www.amazon.com/Liqui-Moly-23...omotive&sr=1-2

Thanks,
That's exactly what I use. Don't forget copper washer for the drain plug, ones that comes with filter won't work
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I used to use Liqui-Moly on my previous E39 M5 and E90 335d, and I liked them a lot. However, with my new-to-me 2015 F10 M5, I'm going to use the 5w-40 viscosity for my climate here in Central Texas, but I suggest folks to consider the BMW LL-01 approved Ravenol VollSynth Turbo, or VST, 5w-40.

The LM 2332 has a NOACK of 10, (I give LM credit for at least publishing such data though, most do not,) where the Ravenol VST has a NOACK of around 7.4. NOACK is all the more so important on DI engines running a turbocharger, let alone two of them. (Low NOACK essentially equates to less carbon buildup in your motor.) Ravenol is very transparent on their oil specs and I find that refreshing. Ravenol also consistently posts superior pour and flashpoints which I believe is a testament to the base stock they begin with.

You can buy Ravenol from their USA distributor in Wisconsin, Blauparts. Very competitive pricing and free shipping over $100 with no sales tax (yet.)

https://www.ravenol.de/en/products/u...sae-5w-40.html

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TBN is the Go (Total Base Number)

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I use Mobil 1 0W-40 and it works brilliantly (nil oil burn on my engine with approx 33k km ).

I replace oil and filter every year regardless of km travelled etc .

By the way the Higher the TBN (Total Base Number) of an oil the better it holds pollutants/ash etc from the combustion process . It also is more stable and less volatile at high temps ( and in a “hot vee” engine this is a must).

But look all major brands are good but some are much better then others !

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I used this oil change kit and so far no complaints

https://www.blauparts.com/bmw-m5-oil...-v8-5w-40.html
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Hello,

About time to change my oil and I was curios what other M5 owner's use.

I'm thinking about getting Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40; https://www.amazon.com/Liqui-Moly-23...omotive&sr=1-2

Thanks,
I have mine done at the same time as the yearly roadworthiness exam at BMW in August and I use Castrol Edge 0-30 European formula,9.5 litres with the filter swap.
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I use M BMW Twin power oil especially for the newer M Engines 0w-40
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I used to use Liqui-Moly on my previous E39 M5 and E90 335d, and I liked them a lot. However, with my new-to-me 2015 F10 M5, I'm going to use the 5w-40 viscosity for my climate here in Central Texas, but I suggest folks to consider the BMW LL-01 approved Ravenol VollSynth Turbo, or VST, 5w-40.

The LM 2332 has a NOACK of 10, (I give LM credit for at least publishing such data though, most do not,) where the Ravenol VST has a NOACK of around 7.4. NOACK is all the more so important on DI engines running a turbocharger, let alone two of them. (Low NOACK essentially equates to less carbon buildup in your motor.) Ravenol is very transparent on their oil specs and I find that refreshing. Ravenol also consistently posts superior pour and flashpoints which I believe is a testament to the base stock they begin with.

You can buy Ravenol from their USA distributor in Wisconsin, Blauparts. Very competitive pricing and free shipping over $100 with no sales tax (yet.)
I use Redline. It has a NOACK of 6.
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