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Old 05-31-2019, 11:00 AM
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To my chagrin, BMW is succombing to the fuel economy gods and beginning to recommend light viscosity oils. Their new spec is LL-01 FE. I suspect they will soon be recommending this new spec as backward compatible with our old M54's. Sad, as I bet the engineers who actually designed the engines would prefer a higher viscosity, but bureaucrats win in the end.
^ Yep.

I run heavier oil anyway. When I go out of my way to order it I use 5w40 LubriMoly along with some AT205 (valve stem seals) and almost never smoke on extended idle anymore. Has to be like 15 minutes or more of just idle.
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I'll be doing an oil change this weekend. I'm going to try Lubrimolly 10w60 full synth. We'll see what happens. I have 233,000 miles on my M54 and I do changes every 5000 miles, so figure I can't do much harm. We'll see what happens.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:08 PM
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I just looked at my Amazon history and realized I always call it LubriMoly. It's actually Liqui-Moly. Not sure why or when I started getting the name wrong... lol but I've been doing it consistently for a long time.
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I just looked at my Amazon history and realized I always call it LubriMoly. It's actually Liqui-Moly. Not sure why or when I started getting the name wrong... lol but I've been doing it consistently for a long time.
I think it used to be called Lubromolly, but they changed the name. I still occasionally see Lubromolly products on ebay. Must be old stock.
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