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Just to be crystal clear:

A "BMW LL Approval" does NOT mean it is a suitable oil for an M5. Period.

I find LL approvals to be of little importance... all they are testing is 'can this oil last 15,000 miles before our next free oil change'

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Just to be crystal clear:

A "BMW LL Approval" does NOT mean it is a suitable oil for an M5. Period.

I find LL approvals to be of little importance... all they are testing is 'can this oil last 15,000 miles before our next free oil change'

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Awww, c'mon...

The good news about LL and ACEA specs is that they're car manufacturer specs for "what oil works in my engines". API is an oil manufacturer's spec that really asks "what spec can we consistently produce with our refinery technology" in hopes that auto makers can cope with the result.

Besides, the TIS says LL-98 and LL-01 are good for the S62 produced post March 1 2000 - the exact TIS pages are reproduced in the Bimmerforums thread.
 
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