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v Vette 06-08-2019 04:10 AM

Oil questions
 
0-20 is recommended on 2017 F55.. Does it have to be Euro version oil? Also, what is advantage of removing oil filter drain plug first over just removing entire housing in one shot? Thanks

N0B0DY 06-08-2019 11:57 AM

The oil you pick should be BMW Longlife-01 and BMW Longlife-01 FE spec.

If you don't drain the oil filter housing first, it will dump a bunch of oil on you. There's an oil change how to in the How to section.

TVPostSound 06-10-2019 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by n0b0dy (Post 4474692)
the oil you pick should be bmw longlife-01 and bmw longlife-01 fe spec.

if you don't drain the oil filter housing first, it will dump a bunch of oil on you. There's an oil change how to in the how to section.


ll14fe

MrGrumpy 06-10-2019 02:09 PM

Yep you need to at least make sure it meets BMW’s requirements, hence the rating. I imagine it will end up being a Euro blend. There is endless debate over what the best oil is for our cars, but the consistent factor is the BMW LL-01.
I personally like using Liquid Moly, but opinions vary

TVPostSound 06-10-2019 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by MrGrumpy (Post 4475139)
Yep you need to at least make sure it meets BMW’s requirements, hence the rating. I imagine it will end up being a Euro blend. There is endless debate over what the best oil is for our cars, but the consistent factor is the BMW LL-01.
I personally like using Liquid Moly, but opinions vary


The OP needs LL14FE (0W-20) not LL01 (0W-30)
He has a 2017 .

MrGrumpy 06-10-2019 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by TVPostSound (Post 4475140)
The OP needs LL14FE (0W-20) not LL01

Oops! I was just looking at the label on a jug I have here for my N18.
Dont listen to me!

N0B0DY 06-10-2019 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by TVPostSound (Post 4475140)
The OP needs LL14FE (0W-20) not LL01 (0W-30)
He has a 2017 .

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.nor...35f4aae2c1.jpg



This is straight out of the 2019 Manual.

ECSTuning 06-11-2019 06:44 AM

DIY here if you need it and just match what the manual states.

MINI Cooper F56 Oil Change DIY : https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...rocedures.html

Newer oils: https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...il-change.html

TVPostSound 06-11-2019 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by N0B0DY (Post 4475192)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.nor...35f4aae2c1.jpg



This is straight out of the 2019 Manual.


LL01 only comes 0w-30
LL14 is 0W-20

Hence my statement
The engine sticker will state which oil, as mine also says 0W-20

N0B0DY 06-12-2019 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by TVPostSound (Post 4475303)
LL01 only comes 0w-30
LL14 is 0W-20

Hence my statement
The engine sticker will state which oil, as mine also says 0W-20

That might be true with MINI branded oil, but there are other brands of oil that at rated LL01 FE in 0W20

MrGrumpy 06-13-2019 04:30 PM

Boy, this is getting interesting, lol.
Following along to learn something.

TVPostSound 06-13-2019 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by N0B0DY (Post 4475643)
That might be true with MINI branded oil, but there are other brands of oil that at rated LL01 FE in 0W20

Please name them.


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