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      09-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #269
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Originally Posted by 1mPanda View Post

Next year i will plan again go to Europe on my 1M and I do't want travel across Europe especially in Germany and look where I can change the oil, because they have only LL04 that not allowed for our countries.

what do you think about Motul v300 15w50 normal for the engine?

There are many places that sell LL-1 rated oil over here. In fact the oil I have been using: German Castrol RS Edge 0w40 LL4, has been replaced with Castrol Edge FST (Fluid Strength Technology) 0w40 LL-1.

German Castrol Edge FST 0w40 LL-1 oil....

You can also find this oil at ANY Aral (Blue gas stations)on the Autobahn. Although you will probably pay around 33 euros PER liter for it!

The cheapest place to buy German Castrol(G.C.) or even BMW Full Synthetic oils is from: charges 5 euros per liter for BMW oils and 9 euros for G.C. oils.

BMW oil...

Castrol oil...

You can also find German Castrol oil at any good interdependent auto parts stores like: Thrust, Stahlgroup, Knoll or Bosch

Even the Pep-Boys of Germany... ATU sells these oils.

Personally, I think you should have just changed your oil while over here at any of those dealers. The Long Life rating is really only important for people who go long time between oil changes, like what BMW says to do. But its no big deal since you were still within BMW OCI recommendation of 15K miles between oil changes.

I personally believe the best oil is FRESH oil...