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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
 

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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.
 
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Originally Posted by n0b0dy View Post
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
 

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




This is straight out of the 2019 Manual.
 
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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
 
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Originally Posted by N0B0DY View Post




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
 
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Originally Posted by TVPostSound View Post
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
 
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Boy, this is getting interesting, lol.
Following along to learn something.
 
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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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