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      02-13-2019, 08:58 PM   #1
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Euro and Regular Oil

What's everyone running for oil? I know BMW used to use Castrol but not use Pennzoil.

I was trying to figure out the difference between Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 or Castrol Edge.

I drive the car hard somedays (a lot of days) so I was considering going up to 5W-40 but I wasn't sure about the castrol vs pennzoil and more importantly, euro vs not i.e. Pennzoil Platinum Euro...

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The most important thing is that you run the proper specification which in the case of the s55 engine is Bmw LL-01 or LL-01FE spec. Grade/viscosity is pretty much irrelevant as any oil meeting the proper spec will perform as intended.

If you drive the car hard I would recommend sticking to the ll-01 spec over the fe version as it will have a higher hths and the fuel economy impact will be minimal to nonexistent.
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So I went with Mobil 1 Performance Euro Formula 0W-40!

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Why? The M1 doesn't carry the BMW certification. Also oem filters are very inexpensive and likely much better quality than a generic Napa filter but to each their own.
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