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Old 03-07-2019, 03:24 PM
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My wife has a 2015 X5 35d diesel and I was going to do an oil change on it this weekend. I was gonna go with the Mobil 1x euro, but they changed their formula. So then was gonna go Pennzoil Euro L, but that doesn't appear available anymore. The guy at Advanced auto recommended Castrol, but didn't have Euro specs listed on it so didn't grab it.

Anybody have recommendations for which oil they use in their modern BMW diesels?
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I use the Rotella Shell T6 Diesel Full Synthetic on my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel. This is the Mopar recommended oil for the truck.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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What? Ask a simple BMW question?? There are no simple BMW answers so sometimes you gotta ask away! Or are you complaining that my tow vehicle hides in plain sight with my wife thinking its her car?

When they change BMW specs every year and oil specs every two years it seems hard to find something that meets both. As a Porsche owner it's my responsibility to overthink the smallest of details to figure out the best solution regardless of ROI.
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Castrol European formula. You can get 0W-30 at PepBoys or 0W-40 at WalMart in Germantown.
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FWIW this meets bmw ll-04

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Napa autoparts has several oils that are European formula. I just saw them a couple of days ago.
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