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Old 01-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by bmwm5lover View Post
Please run the correct oil. Let's not turn this into an oil thread but I highly recommend you read up on some oil info on the M5board. 10W60 Or bust. LL1 afaik has nothing to do with viscocity, rather type of oil which has the correct properties. 06/00 build date and I run 10W60 and wouldn't dream of anything else. I am at 205K now. (knock on wood)


Gorgeous colour combo. I put 40K in the 1st year of ownership. Love these cars.
See you at the meets.
No intention of turning this into an oil thread, I've participated in them enough on m5board, I'm also a veteran member of BITOG.

LL-01 spec's a minimum HTHS of 3.5cP. The oil I'm running is 3.8cP. This defines how "heavy" an oil is under high-temp/high-sheer conditions; how it behaves in the bearings.

This car, being dealer maintained up until I got it, would have been run on BMW 5w30 anyway

Thanks for the welcome and the compliments
2001 BMW ///M5
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