has pennz 5W40 been reformulated? i've seen a new bottle of 5W40 on amazon. i have used this oil for several years in my 2010 X5M 78k. excellent oil tests by black stone. nil nil oil consumption. just received a six pack from amazon date code 6 jan 18 on bottles.
miles on bike 14,400
miles on oil 6,500
make up 1qt.
cst. @100c 17.7...
in lookin over my new owner guide book. you must use
BMW hi performance 5w30 as it is factory-fill.
approved top off 'only' oils are>
castrol europinean gc 0W30
mobile 1 0W40
val supersyn 5W30 <img src="/forums/graemlins/19.gif" alt="drive" title="drive" height="30" width="40" />
here's the report i failed to post earlier.
some have said flash pt. was excellent and tan was very good
for mileage on oil.
thought about using GC but this oil proves to be very stout.
*no make up oil;computer level show'd 100% full
* only chevron prem used
blackstone results 10/23/2008
no add oil([email protected]%,none used)
got an e mail from blackstone w/results
2008 X5 3.0 ; 10700mi on oil; factory fill
replaced w/bmw 5w30 7qt.
all other results zero
according to a 'mobil 1' source at their appex booth,GM is serious about spec'ng 0w-20 or 0w-30 as the future oil weight for GM vehicles.GM is by passing 5w-20.
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was size'ng up and test drove an '08 550,asked for the owners/service manual.BWM recommends using BMW high performance 5w30..if not avail.,yu can use Mobil 1 5w30 or
5w40..riverside ca. dealer was asking $9.49 for their BWM
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had a chance meeting with a castrol dist.today , and cg 0w30 came up.the rep told me that there is a new mb 229.5 spec...and that he can supply the spec oil,in bulk ie,55 gal drums to fast lube and
merc dealers. it is cg 0w30..ck' my small supply
og cg but the lable only states mb 229.1 and...
some news from the sema show. had the opportunity
to chat with mr frekin,castrol marketing wizz in their booth with john force,who had his fans lined
up long.he was great with his fans!.mr frekin was well aware of cg's interest. castrol is 'reviewing' NOW future plans on/if to start manufacture...