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Old 07-27-2021, 01:24 AM
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Oil for 35d?

I'm heading out of town this week and my X needs a quart of oil. Going to do an oil change when I get back. Been looking around see some people use use 5w-30, 5w-40 and 0w-30. For the diesels out there, what do you use? I need to locate a quart before I leave. Owners manual says 5w-30 but read they replaced it with 0w-30. I'm stumped.
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Old 07-27-2021, 10:51 AM
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Oil for 35d?

I had the same question to top off wife's 50i.

I happened to find resource online that showed that I could use 5-30 or 5-40 (which is impossible to find locally). I happened to have 5-30 I use in my m54 so I used that.

More research involved before I do a full exchange with the n63. I think you are in nearly the same sitting m situation and I would follow the manual unless you are in a very cold environment.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:38 PM
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The engine won't care whether its 5-30, 0-30, or 5-40 if just topping off with a quart


I'd be safe with a 5-30 but I have been using 5w-40 Rotella T6 since the vehicle had 40k miles - I also am in the South so I see some decent temps compared to Chicago in the summer
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The engine won't care whether its 5-30, 0-30, or 5-40 if just topping off with a quart


I'd be safe with a 5-30 but I have been using 5w-40 Rotella T6 since the vehicle had 40k miles - I also am in the South so I see some decent temps compared to Chicago in the summer
Thanks for the input. I went ahead on got a quart of 0w-30 on amazon, only one that will arrive on time. Can't find any locally. I'll order the 5w-30 when I get back and do the oil change.
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Lets start with this:

WHAT IS IN IT NOW?


(Hard to believe there is no place that sells 5w30 oil locally.....)
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Lets start with this:

WHAT IS IN IT NOW?


(Hard to believe there is no place that sells 5w30 oil locally.....)
According to the paper work, last oil change was done at at Crevier BMW in CA, BMW ll04 5w-30. I can't find any approved BMW ll04 oil locally.
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Walmart will carry Castrol and home Depot should have rotella.
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Another vote for Rotella T6 5w40. Use it in our e70 diesel for the last 3 oil changes (~18k miles). It lacks BMW's LL04 requirement and from what I've read on the interwebs has slightly higher ash content (1%) vs the LL04 requirement for certification of 0.8%. But it's locally sourced at Wal-Mart and Oreillys so I use it anyway.

If looking for a technically correct fluid (one that is LL04 certified) I was able to find Pentosin High Performance II at Advanced Auto Parts a couple of days ago. Needed it for my dads 535d that he wanted me to do a few maintenance items on. Not cheap though, want to say it was ~$80 for the 7qts of oil.
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Liqimoly would work, we have at least two Auto Parts stores that carry it here. LL04 specs
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I used to get the oil for the 35d from getBMWparts, cheaper than any other options I considered.
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