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      03-20-2015, 03:12 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by lainmike0710 View Post
I am wondering with it being Shell if anyone feels it would be a better choice than the Mobil 1 0w40 LL01?? Any thoughts...anyone....Dackel??? We all know Shell is better than Castrol so I'm just curious.
I have not tried Shell. But I had used the American Mobil-1 0w40 LL1 european oil in my 135i for teh first three oil changes. I then started to read some good reports on German Castrol 0w40. So I tried some(since I do live in Germany, the Mobil-1 oil I bought in base). I was blown away on how much quieter the engine ran on cold start. Must less metallic noises. Plus my oil temp was almost two needle widths lower(cooler). So I was sold.

I am sticking with German Castrol.

Btw... I also change my oil every 5K kms.