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BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
14-06-2017, 05:00 PM (This post was last modified: 14-06-2017 05:02 PM by kurtg.)
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Good day,

Vehicle has been run on Castrol Magnatec for last couple of years.

BMW recommended oil BMW Twin Power Turbo SAE 5w-30, BMW Longlife-01

Which Liqui Moly oil can be recommend to replace the OEM oil.

Thanks in advance!
K
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14-06-2017, 05:04 PM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
You can get the LM oil from Sean@axisengineered . Send him a pm and get there pricing.

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14-06-2017, 05:56 PM
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14-06-2017, 07:14 PM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
Liqui Moly top Tec 5W30

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15-06-2017, 11:36 AM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
(14-06-2017 05:00 PM)kurtg Wrote:  Good day,

Vehicle has been run on Castrol Magnatec for last couple of years.

BMW recommended oil BMW Twin Power Turbo SAE 5w-30, BMW Longlife-01

Which Liqui Moly oil can be recommend to replace the OEM oil.

Thanks in advance!
K

I think most guys use LM 4100 5w40 which a LL01 oil.

Why don't you want to use the OEM oil ?
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15-06-2017, 11:51 AM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
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15-06-2017, 12:16 PM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
Quick question@Gizmo

What is the difference\benefit of going to 5W40..instead of factory (5w30)

On a stock petrol I6 motor e46)
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15-06-2017, 12:19 PM
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Howdy Mr Gliem and welcome on the boards...

Top Tec 4100, 5W40 is what goes in all our 6 cylinders except the M3...

LM oil is so good I would even cook with it ...

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15-06-2017, 12:25 PM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
Some reading:
http://www.zoniv.com/5w30-vs-5w40/

5W30 Motor Oil
5w30 is one of the two most commonly used types of motor oils for various reasons. First, it works surprisingly well with a broad selection of vehicles with different engine types. Second, the oil also covers a diverse range of possible temperatures, but is ideal for warmer temperatures. For the most part, the oil works smoothly regardless of the vehicle and the temperature.

5W40 Motor Oil
Although 5w40 is not as common as 5w30, it certainly does have quite many admirable features that optimize the health of your engine, some of which include:

Protecting the engine from deposit and sludge buildup and damage
Ensuring the engine revs to life quickly in colder environments and the oil circulates efficiently in freezing temperatures
Getting to moving parts of the engine fast
The 5w40 acts like a 5-rated single grade oil when it’s cold, but it does not become thin any more than 40-rated single grade oil when it’s hot.

5W30 vs. 5W40
When it comes to choosing between 5w30 and 5w40, many people prefer the former. This is because the 5w30 motor oil has a smooth effect on the oil pump and also a more suitable flow through the engine when hot. However, both these motor oils work great for providing faster lubrication to engine parts when you start the car.

5W30 vs. 5W40
So, if we dig in into technicalities, the number ‘5’ in both oils represents the same viscosity when the engine is cold (startup temperature), but in case of 5w30, the ’30’ represents a lower viscosity when the engine is operating at high temperatures as compared 5w40, which has a higher viscosity.

Takeaway
If you are racking your brain to choose between 5w30 and 5w40, we recommend you go with 5w30. However, if it is too expensive or not available for use, you can always go with the 5w40, which is just as good and will not cause any damage to the engine parts.
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15-06-2017, 12:27 PM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
(15-06-2017 12:16 PM)Straight six Wrote:  Quick question@Gizmo

What is the difference\benefit of going to 5W40..instead of factory (5w30)

On a stock petrol I6 motor e46)
Oil temps get higher at reef level so 5w40 is best. 5w30 is fine for coast, if you track the car at the coast then better to go 5w40.


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15-06-2017, 12:34 PM
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
I'm at the coast and only go to Killarney as a spectator

So i'm good with W30 (OEM Oil)Ty
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17-06-2017, 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the info gents, much appreciated!CoolShake
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19-06-2017, 01:54 PM (This post was last modified: 19-06-2017 02:23 PM by Fuzz.)
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RE: BMW E90 330i 2005 model Liqui Moly oil recomendations
Having posted the VOA, BMW's Twin Power 5w30 would be my pick.

Loads of Boron and Moly to reduce friction as well a lots of Calcium and ZDDP to control acids and deposits, combined with Shell's new advanced group 4 fully synthetic GTL base, for the price seems hard to beat. Not forgetting a TBN of over 9 (LM 4100 is only 7,5 mg KOH/g) and a ultra low TAN due to the GTL base means you can go further with less worries.

An ultra robust additive pack with a high tec base will mean a longer lasting and cleaner engine.

If you want something with a slightly higher VI and HTHS but the exact same tech regarding the base, you cant go wrong with Shell Ultra 5w40. Ultra has a Total Base Number (TBN), this is additives added to the base oil to fight sludge, corrosion and acid deposits, of over 10mg KOH/g. Shell Ultra's 5w40 additive pack is near identical to the BMW Twin Power 5w30 but with slightly more calcium and zddp.

Not forgetting Shell Ultra 5w40 can be found for less that R380 for a 5L

Don't overlook Total Quartz 9000 5w40 either. Used oil analysis has shown this oil to knock the socks off tests especially in VW engines. Its a BMW LL 01 and Porsche A40 approved oil and goes for a great price around R350 per 5L. It is a group 3+ synthetic technology aka hydro-synthesized petroleum base oil and not a group 4 fully synthetic, but it makes up for that in one heck of an additive pack with crazy amounts of zinc and calcium. Used to run this is my 370z (weekend ride and occasional track day car) and track Golf (30+ hours of racing around Killarney recorded without opening the engine).
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