Originally Posted by bmwm5lover
Since it is all of us M5 guys in here, just a confirmation of what I've been preaching for years!!!
Except that document is US market. Germany (and many other places) still spec's an LL-01 compliant oil for post 03/00 cars.
Not sure why the US recommendation is different, considering the US cars will never be driven as fast for as long as the German cars.
My car came with the BMW LL-01 5w30 document in the glove box. When I contacted BMW in Toronto, they faxed me a copy of their doc that holds the same recommendation as the German one, which is BMW LL-01 5w30 or equivalent meeting the LL-01 spec.
My copy of TIS is from 2011 and it also shows BMW LL-01 5w30 (or equivalent) for the post 03/00 cars.
This has got to be THE most polarized and controversial topic on M5board as well. Some guys want to burn you at the stake for not running TWS, others are adamant that the updated ring design cars really don't need it.