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Old 01-11-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bimmer Tool Rental View Post
Yes, change it. also look up and check what the OEM parts for those components are. Find your local online retailer and cross reference part # and brand.

Oil: Liquimoly 5w30 is BMW OEM. They make it for them.
Filter : Mann
F-Filter :I believe Hengst is OEM.
I don't believe that Liquimoly make engine oil for BMW. They don't publish that they even meet the BMW specs. BMW doesn't list them either. They may make some lubricants such as grease for BMW, not sure.

Lots of companies make filters, but just buying a Mann or other filter doesn't ensure you are getting the same filter as the engine manufacturer spec's. Other manufacturers can cross reference to one that physically fits, but you don't know the filter media, the dirt capacity, the micron rating, etc. So, you don't know how long it will last, even if it physically fits.
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