BMW diesel advice needed

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Hello folks.
Sorry if this was discussed before, but I couldn’t find a definitive answer.
Trying to help my dad with an oil purchase for his 15 BMW X5 diesel, it calls for LL-12FE oil. While doing search on bitog, most threads just start with ll-12 and end up with ll-04 discussions.
Is it safe to assume ll-04 will work just fine? If not, what will be the oil you can recommend?
 
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It looks like fcpeuropower has an oil change kit that says Twin power bmw oil. Lubrizol might make another compatible oil.
 
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Hello folks.
Sorry if this was discussed before, but I couldn’t find a definitive answer.
Trying to help my dad with an oil purchase for his 15 BMW X5 diesel, it calls for LL-12FE oil. While doing search on bitog, most threads just start with ll-12 and end up with ll-04 discussions.
Is it safe to assume ll-04 will work just fine? If not, what will be the oil you can recommend?
LL04 is going to work, and that is what I would use in it too.
In Europe, N57 is recommended for LL04.
 
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