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      03-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Castrol vs BMW oil video

Interesting video. Funny part is that BMW oil is made by Castrol.



I think they compare apples to oranges. BMW oil is likely LL-01. While Castrol EDGE is not.
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      03-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...ngineoils.aspx
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      03-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Our X1's use LL01, right?
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This explains why the engines all consume so much oil!
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Our X1's use LL01, right?
Yep. Shown Castrol is not German Castrol. If they tried GC 0w30 it would outperform BMW oil.
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Yep. Shown Castrol is not German Castrol. If they tried GC 0w30 it would outperform BMW oil.
I believe "German Castrol" is the "Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30" referenced on the BMW site and is available at larger Autozones.
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I believe "German Castrol" is the "Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30" referenced on the BMW site and is available at larger Autozones.
Correct. I am torn apart between Mobile 1 0W40 and GC 0W30. Both are LL-01. Which one to choose for oil change between scheduled ones. Since I got some of 0W40 on sale for my challenger might give it a try first. I have not seen any sale for GC yet. Amazon sells it for about 8 bucks per quart.

BTW took a delivery today. It is awesome! sDrive28i. Do feel some lag in the beginning (very little). But then it pulls very strong. And I am not pushing it yet.
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Do any of you know the best place to purchase OEM oil filters and what else is needed besides oil and a filter between intervals?specifically any washers or o rings that we should be replacing.
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Do any of you know the best place to purchase OEM oil filters and what else is needed besides oil and a filter between intervals?specifically any washers or o rings that we should be replacing.
I haven't changed my own oil in 3 years. The OEM oil filters came with washer and O-Ring and I guess they still do. I just buy from the dealer.
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I haven't changed my own oil in 3 years. The OEM oil filters came with washer and O-Ring and I guess they still do. I just buy from the dealer.
Going to put my car on the ramp in few days to see what kind of oil pan it has. I think there are two: plastic and aluminum. Depending on this there should be two kinds of drain plugs - plastic or steel. Crash washer is for the steel plug. Plastic plug requires at least an o-ring. I heard that if mentioned parts department would provide the whole plastic plug with the filter. Not sure how true it is though.
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Washer is/was for drain plug and O-ring for filter housing.
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