Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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Bimmerlife

5 posts

2 months

Thursday 28th March
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Hello, i have a BMW e91 330D N57 engine, 6 cyl straight, mapped to 302 hp, 135000 mileage. Which is the best oil i can get for the engine. Thank you.

Edited by Bimmerlife on Thursday 28th March 15:56

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Friday 29th March
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Hi

Does it still have the diesel particulate filter?

Cheers

Tim

Bimmerlife

5 posts

2 months

Friday 29th March
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Hi, I don't think so, because since i buy it and drive it, i didn't notice any dpf regen process taking place like in other car that i had previously, vw golf mk6 tdi, i knew it when a dpf regen would take place. Also the BMW it's a former police car, motorway miles. Thank you.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Friday 29th March
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Hi

If the DPF is gone, I would probably use a 5w-40.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT+, Motul Sport/300V, Red Line and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XF Longlife, Castrol Edge/Magnatec, Fuchs GT1 XTL/Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

If you aren't sure, take your pick from the LL04 oils, but I'd probably go for one of the 5w-40s.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.a...

Cheers

Tim

Bimmerlife

5 posts

2 months

Friday 29th March
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I was thinking to go with the Mobil x1 super 3000 5w-40 or Castrol Magnatec 5w40.I didn't hear too much about other oils like the ones you said that are better , in which way they would be better then Mobil or Castrol Magnatec 5w40 . Thank you


Edited by Bimmerlife on Sunday 31st March 09:11

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opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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Hi

Sorry for the delay. The better oils are ester based ones and ester based oils have a few advantages over normal oils.

1) They cling to metal surfaces, so the interior of your engine is coated with oil at all times, meaning instant cold start protection.
2) They reduce friction further than normal oils, leading to improved protection.
3) Esters make the oil more stable, making ester based oils ideal for hard use.
4) Due to the reduced friction, engines often run smoother and quieter.

The ones you mentioned are fine for normal use though.

Cheers

Tim

tight fart

1,195 posts

214 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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What is "Type C" oil and is there anything wrong with using it where it's not specified?

(I have some fully syth 5-30 and want to use in my van that specs 5-30)

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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Hi

ACEA C spec oils are for low emissions diesel engines.

What van is it and what C spec does the oil meet?

Cheers

Tim

tight fart

1,195 posts

214 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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its a Comma oil, 5W-30 low SAPS fully synthetic ACEA C2, C3 Longlife engine oil.
Recommended by Comma for applications requiring: ACEA C2,C3; API SN, CF


opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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What van is it?

Bimmerlife

5 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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Hello, thank you for responses, do you know if Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 still has BMW LL04 approval? It says on their website its still approved, could you please confirm that. Also my DPF i still have it so i would need to run an BMW LL04 approved oil.

Edited by Bimmerlife on Tuesday 2nd April 16:23

I think i will choose between Castrol Magnatec or Shell Helix Ultra ECT C3. Which one to go with, Castrol is cheaper then Shell.

Edited by Bimmerlife on Thursday 4th April 13:44

tight fart

1,195 posts

214 months

Thursday 4th April
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opieoilman said:
What van is it?
Choice of 2, Iveco daily 2.3 56 plate or Fiat ducato 2010 also 2.3.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th April
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tight fart said:
Choice of 2, Iveco daily 2.3 56 plate or Fiat ducato 2010 also 2.3.
Yes, it's fine for those.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th April
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Bimmerlife said:
Hello, thank you for responses, do you know if Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 still has BMW LL04 approval? It says on their website its still approved, could you please confirm that. Also my DPF i still have it so i would need to run an BMW LL04 approved oil.

Edited by Bimmerlife on Tuesday 2nd April 16:23

I think i will choose between Castrol Magnatec or Shell Helix Ultra ECT C3. Which one to go with, Castrol is cheaper then Shell.

Edited by Bimmerlife on Thursday 4th April 13:44
Hi

BMW are changing the requirements of the LL04 specification in June/July. The specification isn't changing a lot, pretty much all current LL04 oils will still pass the test, but they all have to be resubmitted for testing. Because of that, Castrol and Mobil have been a bit enthusiastic and have removed the LL04 spec from the labels on their cans, even though the oil is still approved until the new test is used. Also, the new LL04 spec is only going to be relevant for cars made from June/July onwards, there are plenty of cars on the market that have been using the current LL04 spec for several years, with no issues at all.

If you look at the current datasheets for the Castrol Edge and Mobil ESP, they are both still listing the LL04 specification, but it's not showing on the can.

Either the Magnatec or ECT C3 are fine, but I'd say the Shell is more popular.

Cheers

Tim

NickGRhodes

303 posts

13 months

Thursday 4th April
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FYI ECT C3 (also known as AVL) is a good oil, compares well against M1 FS (Ive seen the UOAs at 20,000km for a Saab Turbo engine with 600,000km on it) which is no suprise as they are both GTL based blends.

RATATTAK

5,492 posts

130 months

Thursday 4th April
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Hi Opie, I run my 2009 997.2 Carerra 2S on Mobil1 0W 40 ... I also have a 2017 Fiat 500 105bhp Twinair and a 2016 Abarth 500 190bhp Biposto ... can I run these on the same oil or would you recommend I use something different, if so what please ?

Bimmerlife

5 posts

2 months

Thursday 4th April
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So is ok to still use Mobil 1 Esp Formula 5w30 for oil change as i got some left from previous oil changes. If so i will order only how much i will need for it. Thank you

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Friday 5th April
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Hi

With the 500 105bhp, I don't see an issue in using the Mobil 0w-40, other than it's not Fiat approved, so if there was a warranty issue, they could refuse the claim.

With the Biposto, it needs a 10w-50, so the 0w-40 is too thin for it.

Cheers

Tim

RATATTAK

5,492 posts

130 months

Friday 5th April
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opieoilman said:
Hi

With the 500 105bhp, I don't see an issue in using the Mobil 0w-40, other than it's not Fiat approved, so if there was a warranty issue, they could refuse the claim.

With the Biposto, it needs a 10w-50, so the 0w-40 is too thin for it.

Cheers

Tim
Many thanks Tim

superbracey

14 posts

119 months

Monday 15th April
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Hi.

Recommended engine oil for a 1999 BMW 540i (touring auto, for what it's worth). Thanks.