Engine oil

Discuss your latest mods or ideas, and anything to do with the X5 (E70).
jasonh1
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:52 am

Engine oil

Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:53 am

Hi, I’m going to service my 2011 40d today . Are there any recommendations on the best oil to use ?
Cheers
Jason
User avatar
marti
Member
Member
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 600
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:33 am

Re: Engine oil

Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:11 am

Use a good quality full synthetic 5w/30
jasonh1
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:52 am

Re: Engine oil

Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:16 am

Shell helex ect seems to be the most available off the shelf
User avatar
X5Sport
Lifer
Lifer
Location: Planet X6......
Posts: 16862
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Engine oil

Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:47 am

Factory oil is Castrol Edge FST 0w30, but any decent oil meeting ACEA C3 standard, fully synthetic and/or BMW LL04 will do. Helix Ultra ECT C3 Is listed as suitable.

Euro car parts have a discount code HEAT50 running. Don’t fill it to the dipstick mark, use the iDrive or you’ll over fill the engine (as more than a few have found!).
:ant: Never anthropomorphise computers. They hate that.
celica
Member
Member
Posts: 682
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:16 am

Re: Engine oil

Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:05 am

What did you decide?

With Covid I’ve not been to Costco for months but they use to have castrol edge 4 litre for sub £30
User avatar
X5Sport
Lifer
Lifer
Location: Planet X6......
Posts: 16862
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Engine oil

Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:09 pm

That’s where I bought my last lot. Still on discount 3 weeks ago in Stevenage but I didn’t need any.
:ant: Never anthropomorphise computers. They hate that.
User avatar
Alan Gunn
Member
Member
Location: Anglesey North Wales
Posts: 928
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:32 pm

Re: Engine oil

Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:26 am

X5Sport wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:09 pm
That’s where I bought my last lot. Still on discount 3 weeks ago in Stevenage but I didn’t need any.
It doesn't go off i don't think but it does go up lol in price.
I was offered some Quantum vw oil about 7 years ago when i have the v6 Audi and i have just used the last can in May on the e90 320d.
celica
Member
Member
Posts: 682
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:16 am

Re: Engine oil

Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:20 pm

Costco have castrol edge 5w-30 4l for £19!
User avatar
Alan Gunn
Member
Member
Location: Anglesey North Wales
Posts: 928
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:32 pm

Re: Engine oil

Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:57 am

celica wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:20 pm
Costco have castrol edge 5w-30 4l for £19!
Thanks for that it made me look online as we don't have a store here.
Didn't know they did delivery but i do now.
Just found a 4 pack Castrol EDGE for £79.89 including delivery so that's the oil sorted for both cars next change.(when my daughter text me back with her card details)...

Return to “General X5 Forum (E70)”