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      02-07-2019, 10:42 PM   #1
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What Oil and Filter?

I've scanned a few threads and the engineery stuff splits my head. What is a reliable, quality and easily obtainable oil for the N55? I will not track the car at all but will be autoxing. Oil will be changed every 2,500 to 3,000 miles. Probably too often, but I like to piddle in the garage and its certainly not hurting anything.

I had the same routine in the C6 Corvette GS and used the factory fill Mobile1. 11 quarts... I could get it anywhere and there was always a deal,
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I've scanned a few threads and the engineery stuff splits my head. What is a reliable, quality and easily obtainable oil for the N55? I will not track the car at all but will be autoxing. Oil will be changed every 2,500 to 3,000 miles. Probably too often, but I like to piddle in the garage and its certainly not hurting anything.

I had the same routine in the C6 Corvette GS and used the factory fill Mobile1. 11 quarts... I could get it anywhere and there was always a deal,
Ow 40 is the common for extra cold or extra hot climate maybe is better to change
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If you want an “easy button”, ECS Tuning has oil change kits with everything you need. Just order one a couple of weeks before you need it so that it’s on hand when you’re ready, and you’re good to go.
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Noting that you are a self-confessed "non-engineery" type of person, take it to a garage if you feel the need to change it more than recommended.

HTH.
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You need to make sure that the oil is LL01 certified. BMW uses Shell oil . https://www.shell.com/motorist/oils-...tra-5w-30.html
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      02-10-2019, 11:19 PM   #6
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You need to make sure that the oil is LL01 certified. BMW uses Shell oil . https://www.shell.com/motorist/oils-...tra-5w-30.html
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If you want an “easy button”, ECS Tuning has oil change kits with everything you need. Just order one a couple of weeks before you need it so that it’s on hand when you’re ready, and you’re good to go.
Thank you. Definitely the easy button, but really overkill from what I've been able to find.

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Noting that you are a self-confessed "non-engineery" type of person, take it to a garage if you feel the need to change it more than recommended.

HTH.
Thank you for your input but you didn't answer the questions. Condescension is uncalled for and certainly misplaced. The BTOG spinoff stuff gets too deep in the weeds to be practical or relevant.
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Motul 0w40 it's LL-01, and the m2 spec Mann filter (which isn't the standard hu816x look at the BMW part numbers for m2 n55 vs standard n55's, and Mann's part numbers).
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here's a big discussion from the maintenance and oil subforum https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1478510

If the BMW branded oil is "overkill", you can always try and find Pennzoil Platinum Euro (not euro L) 5w30 which is LL01, has a very low NOACK %, and likely the same thing as the BMW branded. Looks like you should be able to get it in a 5 quart jug with the same kind of deals you see Mobil1,Castrol Edge, etc... on sale for at Wal-Mart and the chain auto parts stores.

This SHOULD be the stuff https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...o+5w30+5+quart
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Lubrimoly is available in a lot of flavors as well and is LL01 as well.
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Thanks all. I'm moving forward with Castrol Edge Titanium 0w-40, K&N filter and a magnetic Gold Plug.
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Thanks all. I'm moving forward with Castrol Edge Titanium 0w-40, K&N filter and a magnetic Gold Plug.
Good stuff!
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0W40 Mobil 1 from Wally World is only $26 for 5qts and use Mann Filter, always change O-rings and copper washer for oil pan bolt (these parts come with filter)
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