Baby BMW Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hi all me again sorry,

I’ve been reading into oil and previous posts on here, getting my local indie to just drop and change the oil soon and not touch the filter. Find the service intervals a tad long for my liking for the performance on the car.

Now my car is a 19 plate so have the PPF filter (horay). Now manual says long life 17fe+ but it also states LL04 is suitable so I’m guessing that it would be fine for the car still? Won’t be doing track days or anything.

Also what grade are people using trying to decide between a 0W-20 or the 0W-30.

Would this sump washer be suitable as i ain’t getting a filter.


thanks all sorry to be a pest haha 😂
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
Hi

When i first dropped my oil i spoke to opie as i had the car tuned. They recommended i used 5w-40. So i swapped to miller c3 5w-40 also fitted the gold sump plug, but while oils dropped i would change filter aswell
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,651 Posts
Hi

…but while oils dropped i would change filter aswell
The thinking behind leaving the filter in place on B58 interim changes is that some of the earlier filter designs fail badly when removed ie they disintegrate. It makes some sense to leave that problem to a dealer at your 2yr/18k service rather than an Indy or specialist on your off the records interim.The filter can do its job happily for 18k miles indeed they get more efficient as they get dirty, it is only on removal they show issues so it’s not as daft as it first appears. If it does fail rhere is some chance of dealer goodwill in changing the whole housing since it’s a known fault. You won’t get that with an Indy. Once you are confident you are on the very latest filter, changing is less of a risk. Hopefully !
 

·
Registered
M140i
Joined
·
114 Posts
I'm about to do an oil and oil filter change (hopefully this weekend, time permitting) and I bought the B58 Engine Service Pack which includes the gold plug, oil and oil filter. Spoke to local BMW shop to confirm oil, they said it was 5w30. The 5w30 one Williams include as part of the pack meets LL-04. I should add, I'm also in a 2019 plate with the PPF.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
I wouldn’t speak to or take advice from anyone about which oil to use - it’s there in the manual in black and white.
Not sure about the later models but for the non-ppf car the recommended oil is LL17FE+ which is an 0W-20. There are several other alternative grades “approved” by BMW but the recommended grade is as above. The number 17 represents the year it was developed and first produced. Ie LL 04 was first recommended in 2004 but is now an old oil tech.
The strange thing is, whilst BMW officially recommend the LL17FE+ - you just try and buy it. BMW dealerships in the U.K. don’t appear to be using it and most are using 5W-30 BMW own brand oil. Not so much the case on the continent or in the States where BMW’s own brand recommended oil seems to be more freely available.
Millers, comma, Fuchs and Motul all offer BMW-approved LL17FE+ Oils much cheaper than BNW’s own Castrol offering.
Re the filters - anyone thinking of changing their oil woukd do well to read my earlier post today entitled “B58 oil filter drill down” . . . we still have the problem I’m sorry to say!! 🙄🙄☹
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top