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      03-21-2017, 04:32 PM   #397
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I found this:

"BMW's newest TwinPower Turbo engine oil is LL01 FE+ certified. It meets BMW's standards for LongLife 2001 ("LL01") and improved fuel economy ("FE+"). The new 0W30 replaces the previous 5W30 oil used in some 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, and V8 BMW models. As of December 2015, BMW has not backdated the 0W30 for any other engines but the LL01 rating might indicate it will be the new approved oil for most engines (and replace #83212365946 5W30 oil).

Beginning with July 2015 production, new models came with 0W20 or 0W30 BMW oil. However, BMW dealerships continued to sell 5W30 until that stock was depleted. The 5W30 is an acceptable alternative to the 0W20 and 0W30 BMW oil per BMW's service bulletin.

0W30 oil is to be released in 2016.
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      03-21-2017, 10:20 PM   #398
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FWIW, I am sticking with Redline 5W-30 in my 1M.
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      05-14-2018, 03:18 PM   #399
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Dealership telling me BMW 0W-30 replaced the 5W-30 back in the Fall of 2016, and is now their recommended oil for the N54. Service advisors were fully aware of the specific 1M fluids/needs.

BMW 0W-30 Twinpower Longlife Synthetic Oil

New part number: 83-21-2-450-384

As a side note... still no airbag recall parts! (sad face).
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So the 0W is now recommended for our 1Ms?

Did the dealer provide any insight as to why BMW made the change to the 0W oil? TIA
I just had my oil changed at the dealer and and also received Oil part # 83-21-2-450-384 (LL-01 FE 0W-30) - I was skeptical and worried but the parts department insisted this was correct and that BMW periodically updates parts. Seeing this thread makes me feel better.

However, nobody seems to have mentioned changes in the Oil Filter parts: I received 11-42-7-953-129. ECS tuning shows that it fits N54/55 3.0L engines (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/11427953129/) but didn't see anyone commenting on this. Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks and hope everyone is still enjoying their 1Ms as much as I am!

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      05-15-2018, 02:51 PM   #400
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I just had my oil changed at the dealer and and also received Oil part # 83-21-2-450-384 (LL-01 FE 0W-30) - I was skeptical and worried but the parts department insisted this was correct and that BMW periodically updates parts. Seeing this thread makes me feel better.

However, nobody seems to have mentioned changes in the Oil Filter parts: I received 11-42-7-953-129. ECS tuning shows that it fits N54/55 3.0L engines (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/11427953129/) but didn't see anyone commenting on this. Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks and hope everyone is still enjoying their 1Ms as much as I am!
11-42-7-953-129 is the new part number for the oil filter. realoem and getbmwparts both show this as superseding / replacing 11-42-7-541-827, 11-42-7-566-327, and 11-42-8-683-196.
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      05-25-2018, 11:05 AM   #401
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my SA said there are 5 ltrs of lt5 in the whole US or something.
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      05-25-2018, 05:30 PM   #402
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Arrow p/n 11427953129 new oil filter part number...

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I just had my oil changed at the dealer and and also received Oil part # 83-21-2-450-384 (LL-01 FE 0W-30) - I was skeptical and worried but the parts department insisted this was correct and that BMW periodically updates parts. Seeing this thread makes me feel better.

However, nobody seems to have mentioned changes in the Oil Filter parts: I received 11-42-7-953-129. ECS tuning shows that it fits N54/55 3.0L engines (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/11427953129/) but didn't see anyone commenting on this. Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks and hope everyone is still enjoying their 1Ms as much as I am!
I guess you missed this thread of mine...



Recent DIY oil change... PA or AL... What the heck does this mean?
https://www.1addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1383391


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as per RealOEM.com ...

Part Cross-reference

p/n 11427953129

Set oil-filter element

From:06/01/2017To:-Price:
Supersedes:
11428683196 (09/01/2016 — 09/21/2017), Exchangeable retrospectively 11427566327 (02/13/2006 — 01/30/2017), Exchangeable retrospectively 11427541827 (09/01/2004 — 03/17/2006)


Part 11427953129 was found on the following vehicles:
1' E81   (02/2006 — 12/2011)
1' E87   (03/2005 — 02/2007)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=11427953129
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Alright official word from redline, DCTF is a more suitable substitute for MTF-LT-5 aka Pentosin FFL-3 than either D4 or D6.


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specs...
https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=146&pcid=9
I think D4 and D6 contain low levels of friction modifiers as marketed by Redline when they say this fluid has "superior synchronizer performance." The low friction synchros in an N55/1M 45bz box specifically states not to use friction modified fluid in the gearbox.

Shifting was worse for me in my N55 when switching to a D6/MTl mix and 2nd gear synchro started grinding on me at 100k. Seemed like there was too much slip and gears weren't aligning fast enough for quick shifts.

I put straight D4 in my replacement N55 box and it doesn't seem much better. Stock fluid felt best. I think I am going to drain and fill with FFL-3 for piece of mind since this is the OE equivalent fluid that presumably contains a different add-pak then Redline's ATF oriented formulas. The only thing D6 and FFl-3 have in common is the the viscosity is relatively close in the cSt 6.x range. That doesn't say ANYTHING as to what kind of friction modifiers may or may not be added to each product...

I will point out that even if the formula of the Redline DCTF fluid is better suited for use in an N55/1M box, the viscosity is actually much higher then FFL-3. It has a viscosity rating of 8.x cSt. That lands it between the viscosity range of their D4 ATF and MTL fluid and is 2 points higher than OE BMW and FFL-3. I'd expect worse cold start performance out of the DCTF fluid. This is important to me as I daily drive in the New England area.
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      06-13-2018, 04:21 PM   #404
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I think D4 and D6 contain low levels of friction modifiers as marketed by Redline when they say this fluid has "superior synchronizer performance." The low friction synchros in an N55/1M 45bz box specifically states not to use friction modified fluid in the gearbox...
Once you have grinding of your gears/syncro's... no fluid is gonna help. Sometime's some fluids may cover up the problem... but on a fast hard shift... your gonna get a grind. I can remember using BG's Syncro Shift in past cars... it does cover up worn syncro's - but like I said on a quick shift it will still grind.

All I can say is contact Redine Oils and see which fluid they recommend. I am still using their AFT-D4 in my 135i with 155K kms with no issues. I drive hard on the Autobahns but I don't ever speed shift my gear. Shift quickly, but I don't bang my gears and tear out my motor mounts when shifting.

I have tried Redline's MTL, but I feel that it's quick thicker on cold starts in the winter. In the summer I can't tell/feel any difference.

This thread reminds me I need to change my fluids(trans and diff) again on my next oil change.

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