What is 5W 50 oil used for?

What is 5W 50 oil used for?

A 5W-50 motor oil is suited for a broad range of applications including motorsport, classic/collector cars and extreme driving conditions like towing and high operating temperatures.

Is 5W 40 oil OK for BMW?

BMW says you can use an: 0w40, 0w30, 5w30 or a 5w40 LL-1 oil in the USA. Btw… you can also use a LL-4 rated oil where a LL-1 oil is spec’d, but not vice versa! Maybe who ever changed you oil put too much oil in the engine.

Which oil is suitable for BMW?

The brands that BMW uses are the Mobil Full Synthetic 5W-30 High Mileage, Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40, Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30 or Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30. BMW is recommending Shell/Pennzoil PurePlus Oils as their aftermarket oil since 2015.

Can I use 5W-30 oil in a BMW?

The Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30 oil is suitable for most BMW passenger vehicles and SAVs.

Can I use 5w50 instead of 5w30?

Absolutely NOT! SAE 5W is a low temperature property and only tells you that the oil will flow at a certain very low temperature and will remain fluid enough to protect the engine at start up. SAE 20, 30, 40, 50 etc. are a measure of the viscosity of the oil at 100 degrees C.

Is 5w50 oil thick?

The 5w50 oil has a higher viscosity than 5w40, which means it’s thicker and can perform better under high-load. However, this also means that it’s more resistant to shear, meaning that the engine oil won’t thin out as fast as a lighter weight oil at high temperatures or in higher load situations.

What is original BMW engine oil?

The BMW 5W30 motor oil is the factory engine oil approved for almost all BMW engines, except for BMW Diesel and some M3/M5/M6 engines.

What engine oil is best for MY BMW 5 Series?

The best engine oil for the BMW 5 Series is 5W30 synthetic oil, but we recommend you drive the first 10,000 km with mineral engine oil. The recommended engine oil for the petrol version is 5W30 synthetic and 5W40 synthetic for the diesel model. The synthetic oil increases the life of the engine and provides a smooth driving experience.

What kind of oil does a BMW S65 take?

Oil for BMW M Series vehicles equipped with S54, S62, S65 or S85 engines: Castrol TWS Motorsport SAE 10W-60 Synthetic Engine Oil. Castrol Formula RS SAE 10W-60 Synthetic Engine Oil.

Why choose the original BMW engine oil?

This engine oil preserves the optimum purity of BMW engines and exploits their full potential. Compared to conventional engine oils, it is characterized by improved viscosity-temperature behavior, thus ensuring high fuel efficiency. The new Original BMW Engine Oil allows you to exploit the full potential of BMW engines.

Which engine oil for MY BMW ll-04?

Diesel oil has long been valued by engine builders and tuners because of its higher levels of ZDDP content. LL-04 also has a lower SAPS value which is good news for direct-injection engines (all BMW turbo engines since 2007). You won’t find Genuine BMW LL-04 sold here but Red Line Euro-Series oil and Pentosin SP III are produced around this spec.