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Old 10-18-2013, 06:52 PM
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0w40 for x5 diesel

Is Mobil1 0w40 safe to use on a e70 35d?
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:10 PM
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I am not familiar with Mobil1 oils, but the motor oil regardless of brand must be low-SAPS which generally aligns with the BMW LL-04 specificiation. Examples of this include but are not limited to:

Motul 8100 X-clean
Castrol SLX Professional (0W- or 5W-30)
Pentosin 5W-30 Super Performance

...and a whole bunch of others.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:07 AM
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1. Under USA warranty there is only one 'approved' oil.

2. If warranty isnt a concern it MUST be a diesel rated oil- which means special stabilizers to deal with the high soot contamination.

That M1 you suggest is not acceptable
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:49 PM
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The only mobil ll04 i'm aware of is ESP. I'm still on CPO so far cheapest place i've found an oil change kit is my dealer for $86.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:06 PM
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To reiterate, BMW doesnt approve "just any LL04" for fresh fills... LL04 is approved only 'as a top off oil if BMW SLX oil is not available'...arcane, but most miss this fact
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:59 AM
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Other posters are correct, you MUST have a low ash level oil (this is part of the BMW LL-04 specification) for a recent (since around 1998 or so) BMW diesel engine. In Failure to do so will have negative consequences for your emissions (diesel particulate filter & cat if so equipped).

The Mobil 1™ you are thinking to use is not suitable.

Mobil 1™ ESP Formula is their LL-04 product.

I personally have had very good results with the Amsoil 5W40 European Auto (meets LL-04) for my '02 X5 diesel. I use 5W40 rather then 5W30 (recommended viscosity, but this is for fuel mileage) as I had a close-out buy on two cases of oil.

Bottom line: BMW LL-04 is the spec you MUST follow if you have a BMW diesel.
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