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[discussion] E90 N55 reccomended oil
#1
Hi All

Looking at changing the oil on my  e90 N55. Currently on 76k kms.
Is it worth changing to liquiy moly everyone raves aboout this? If so which one and where would the best place be to buy from in the East Rand.

Thanks
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#2
I run Motul in mine. I don't know what was in the car before but my oil temps are rock solid now whereas before there was a slight fluctuation depending on conditions.

I bought the other day because it's due for an oil change again and I see that the 5l container no longer has the bmw LL01 approval on the label, even though the 1L bottles still do.

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Goldwagen is usually the best priced with it, not to sure of where they based in the east rand. R600 for the 5liter is what I paid about 3 months back. The 1 liters are in the region of R125. Not sure if they have standard pricing throughout all their branches

n55: 5W30
Current: 135i n55 2011 6MT
Ex: Polo GTI 9n3 2007
Ex: Jetta VR6 1995

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(31-07-2020, 08:19 AM)raks16 Wrote: Hi All

Looking at changing the oil on my  e90 N55. Currently on 76k kms.
Is it worth changing to liquiy moly everyone raves aboout this? If so which one and where would the best place be to buy from in the East Rand.

Thanks

I've previously owned a N55 and had swapped to liquiy-moly  specifically  moly gen 5W-40 and noticed a improvement of my temps even when the car was being pushed. I think it would be worth it 
give Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech a try. I get mine from goldwagen as they are the
authorized dealer  
Garage: 
Current :  BMW F13 M3 Coupe (Stage 2+)
Previous  : BMW F30 335i (Stage 2)
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(31-07-2020, 09:45 AM)Wes Wrote: I run Motul in mine. I don't know what was in the car before but my oil temps are rock solid now whereas before there was a slight fluctuation depending on conditions.

I bought the other day because it's due for an oil change again and I see that the 5l container no longer has the bmw LL01 approval on the label, even though the 1L bottles still do.

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thanks will look into motul as well. Is there a specific one you run?

(31-07-2020, 09:53 AM)Zero14 Wrote: Goldwagen is usually the best priced with it, not to sure of where they based in the east rand. R600 for the 5liter is what I paid about 3 months back. The 1 liters are in the region of R125. Not sure if they have standard pricing throughout all their branches

n55: 5W30
Thanks will pop by goldwagen . I see they are a few variants of the 5w30 which did you run?
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(31-07-2020, 10:15 AM)raks16 Wrote:
(31-07-2020, 09:45 AM)Wes Wrote: I run Motul in mine. I don't know what was in the car before but my oil temps are rock solid now whereas before there was a slight fluctuation depending on conditions.

I bought the other day because it's due for an oil change again and I see that the 5l container no longer has the bmw LL01 approval on the label, even though the 1L bottles still do.

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thanks will look into motul as well. Is there a specific one you run?

8100 X-CESS 5W40


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(31-07-2020, 10:15 AM)raks16 Wrote:
(31-07-2020, 09:45 AM)Wes Wrote: I run Motul in mine. I don't know what was in the car before but my oil temps are rock solid now whereas before there was a slight fluctuation depending on conditions.

I bought the other day because it's due for an oil change again and I see that the 5l container no longer has the bmw LL01 approval on the label, even though the 1L bottles still do.

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thanks will look into motul as well. Is there a specific one you run?

8100 X-CESS 5W40


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Ive been using Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 in both my N55s for a while now, every alternate service is topped update with LM Ceratec. Keep your service intervals between 10k-15k km
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(31-07-2020, 10:28 AM)Zero14 Wrote: Picture below
 Thank you

(31-07-2020, 12:34 PM)Rayzor Wrote: Ive been using Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 in both my N55s for a while now, every alternate service is topped update with LM Ceratec. Keep your service intervals between 10k-15k km

Sorry im not to clued up. What is ceratec and the advantages of using it ?
Yip im also switching to 10k service.
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#10
Liqui Moly Ceratec is an oil additive, main purpose is to reduce friction and wear and preventing metal-to-metal contact. You can read about it on the technical sheet in the link below. There's a really good YouTube video also explaining the additives in the LM range

https://shop.liqui-moly.co.za/img/sku/3721.pdf

https://youtu.be/dj80AFvcmzo
Current: 135i n55 2011 6MT
Ex: Polo GTI 9n3 2007
Ex: Jetta VR6 1995

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(31-07-2020, 05:50 PM)Zero14 Wrote: Liqui Moly Ceratec is an oil additive, main purpose is to reduce friction and wear and preventing metal-to-metal contact. You can read about it on the technical sheet in the link below. There's a really good YouTube video also explaining the additives in the LM range

https://shop.liqui-moly.co.za/img/sku/3721.pdf

https://youtu.be/dj80AFvcmzo
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