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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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I run Castrol Edge 0W-40
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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)

G’day
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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I use Redline. It has a NOACK of 6.
Redline 5W-50?
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I just buy the OEM 5w-30 service kits from turner, ecs or other online shops (whichever has the best price)....i did read somewhere that BMW now recommends 0W-30 on M cars though.
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Redline 5W-50?
I use Redline 5W-40.
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I just buy the OEM 5w-30 service kits from turner, ecs or other online shops (whichever has the best price)....i did read somewhere that BMW now recommends 0W-30 on M cars though.
That's right. In UK,BMW dealers use Shell in their own one litre containers though I buy better value three Castrol Edge 0-30 titanium FST 4 ltr containers at yearly oil change and there's 2.5 litres left for top ups. The same Castrol 5W-30 oil is NOT recommended for M5..
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That's right. In UK,BMW dealers use Shell in their own one litre containers though I buy better value three Castrol Edge 0-30 titanium FST 4 ltr containers at yearly oil change and there's 2.5 litres left for top ups. The same Castrol 5W-30 oil is NOT recommended for M5..
Where are you purchasing the Castrol Edge 0W-30 titanium? Just curious about pricing. I like your plan with having a few extra litres for topping off.
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Where are you purchasing the Castrol Edge 0W-30 titanium? Just curious about pricing. I like your plan with having a few extra litres for topping off.
My local Costco is always well stocked up with them and I wait until they are on special offer..hate paying full price
I pay around £84 for the three 4 litre cans inc taxes.
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I just buy the OEM 5w-30 service kits from turner, ecs or other online shops (whichever has the best price)....i did read somewhere that BMW now recommends 0W-30 on M cars though.
That's right. In UK,BMW dealers use Shell in their own one litre containers though I buy better value three Castrol Edge 0-30 titanium FST 4 ltr containers at yearly oil change and there's 2.5 litres left for top ups. The same Castrol 5W-30 oil is NOT recommended for M5..
shame as I just put the 5w-30 in mine last week at the oil change.
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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,
This is what i run also.
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I had an oil change done at a BMW dealership this past Saturday (car is still under certified warranty). They put 9.5 qts of 0W-30 BMW Twin Turbo oil. I requested 5W-30 but they put 0W-30 instead.
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