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      03-21-2020, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hi there. I'm Pascal.
I drive a lot of short distances. How often should I change the engine oil? And what type of oil?

My M5 was at the oil service yesterday (5W30 BMW TwinPower Turbo LL04).

Mileage of the vehicle: 35,000 km

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      03-21-2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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0W30 is now recommended and BMW do this grade of oil. The normal oil change time that most people on here adhere to is once every year or every 5000 miles whichever comes first.
If your engine does not reach full op temperature a lot it would then be better to change it every 6 months.
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      03-21-2020, 03:59 PM   #3
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OK thank you.
I will try to keep a short interval. Have you had experience with 5W40 oil?
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I only use what's recommended, don't use anything else.
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I change mine around 3-4k miles(4.8k to 6.4k km) . I'm using Liquid Moly 5W30.
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I'm using Liquid Moly 5W/40 @ 5K miles. No need to top off between intervals either.
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I'm using Liquid Moly 5W/40 @ 5K miles. No need to top off between intervals either.
Same here but @ 7k miles. 1qt top off between changes. Before using LiquiMoly Id top off 2-3x easily. I use MolyGen and order it from ECS.

Would definitely recommend it.
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