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      11-14-2019, 04:31 PM   #111
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Where are you that you can't get it?

My 0W-40 German Castrol is actually being phased out of the BMW LL01 in Canada. I know LL01 isn't really a requirement some say but I just found that curious and was the main reason why I decided to switch.
California. Supply has been limited so Amazon has jacked up the price to almost $100/6 quarts. That is more expensive than Redline lol
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      11-14-2019, 04:42 PM   #112
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California. Supply has been limited so Amazon has jacked up the price to almost $100/6 quarts. That is more expensive than Redline lol
Holy shit lol. I can pick mine up at Canadian Tire locally. On sale it's about 35$ for 5 liters, about 26$ USD.
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      11-14-2019, 10:12 PM   #113
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California. Supply has been limited so Amazon has jacked up the price to almost $100/6 quarts. That is more expensive than Redline lol
https://www.amazon.com/Castrol-03101.../dp/B00JGQLZSU

5 quarts $22.50 USD. Castrol 0W40 LL01 certified.
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      11-14-2019, 11:32 PM   #114
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https://www.amazon.com/Castrol-03101.../dp/B00JGQLZSU

5 quarts $22.50 USD. Castrol 0W40 LL01 certified.
I don't think it is LL01. Probably fine to use. It has MB 229.5 cert which is pretty stringent.

Either Castrol changed the formulation or didn't work with BMW to get it certified. There are still some of the older bottles out that show LL01.
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      11-14-2019, 11:46 PM   #115
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https://www.amazon.com/Castrol-03101.../dp/B00JGQLZSU

5 quarts $22.50 USD. Castrol 0W40 LL01 certified.
I bought the 5quart 3 pack a few months ago and they didn't have the LL-01 approval labeled.
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Its becoming almost impossible to find LL-01 oil now. I am still using Castrol 0w40 though, even if no longer certified.
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I don't think it is LL01. Probably fine to use. It has MB 229.5 cert which is pretty stringent.

Either Castrol changed the formulation or didn't work with BMW to get it certified. There are still some of the older bottles out that show LL01.
The section under product description shows it meets LL01 among some other manufacturers certifications. I suspect they just donít have room on the front to display all of it.
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The section under product description shows it meets LL01 among some other manufacturers certifications. I suspect they just donít have room on the front to display all of it.
Good! If there are more bottles with LL01 on them you might want to stock up a couple of oil changes worth.
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I don't think it is LL01. Probably fine to use. It has MB 229.5 cert which is pretty stringent.

Either Castrol changed the formulation or didn't work with BMW to get it certified. There are still some of the older bottles out that show LL01.
Exactly. The new OTC oil that is LL01 is the Pennzoil 5w-40 Euro Plat.
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The section under product description shows it meets LL01 among some other manufacturers certifications. I suspect they just don’t have room on the front to display all of it.
It's true though that the new stock is not LL01. At my store that exact oil does not have LL01 anymore. I suspect the stock on Amazon will eventually have that happen to.
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Its becoming almost impossible to find LL-01 oil now. I am still using Castrol 0w40 though, even if no longer certified.
Eh, BMW still sells it.
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Eh, BMW still sells it.
I was really referring to non-OEM oil...but does BMW even still sell it? I thought it was becoming hard to find even at BMW centers now as LL-01fe and more recent specs were taking its place.
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I was really referring to non-OEM oil...but does BMW even still sell it? I thought it was becoming hard to find even at BMW centers now as LL-01fe and more recent specs were taking its place.
I just bought 2 cases in October from getbmwparts.com. it's about $7.00/liter with shipping included if you buy their oil change kit.

I use it in our 22-year old M44 powered Z3, as well as my M54 and N52 powered cars.
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      11-21-2019, 05:51 PM   #126
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What weight oil are you guys getting?
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I'm using 0-30 as per BMW manual. Very thin oil. Must be for fuel economy and maybe the oil gets into the turbos quicker? Love the dip stick the diesels have. Not too much confidence in the computer generated gauge. Change oil myself in-between BMW paid changes. Costs me less than $100 and an hour of my time. Down here in FL the dealerships want between $300 and $375 for an easy job. In Birmingham AL $115. Bought two cars from BMW Birmingham. Aggressive pricing and good service department.
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just use any recommended BMW oil for your vehicle but change it religiously and alil ahead of schedule
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      11-26-2019, 04:54 PM   #129
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Good Choice. The only motor oil I have used for the past 29 years.
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Clean and Fresh motor oil is GOOD OIL.
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Dipsticks do ROCK.
So even the New Diesel BMW's still have the dipstick ?
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