Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

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Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

Post by Danmancity » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 pm

I've looked at the LL04 list of approved oils but can't find the exact helix oil they mentioned

Is the below link suitable for the 2 year service intervals?

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_ ... 90e&000398

I was just trying to avoid spending over double on getting Castrol Edge but if it's better I will spend the money

Thanks
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Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

Post by Mike6 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:48 pm

It would probably be ok but lets just say thats the oil I put in my Ford Focus day car. I wouldnt dream of using it in my Zed. Pay extra and go with Petronus oil.

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Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

Post by Steve84N » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:49 pm

That oil is fine, I ran my Z4 on it for 30k miles before I sold it.
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Post by adam1985 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:59 pm

Try https://www.opieoils.co.uk/ I always use them for buying oil. Better prices than ECP
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Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

Post by mr wilks » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:07 pm

Danmancity wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 pm
I've looked at the LL04 list of approved oils but can't find the exact helix oil they mentioned

Is the below link suitable for the 2 year service intervals?

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_ ... 90e&000398

I was just trying to avoid spending over double on getting Castrol Edge but if it's better I will spend the money

Thanks
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Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:11 pm

My BMW Indy told me BMW used to use Castrol Edge, but they now use Shell because Shell would supply it in a container that only had BMW branding with no mention of Shell on it!

As a result he has also switched from Castrol to Shell so I expect the one you've mentioned is what my car has in it, although my previous one would have got Castrol Edge.

I can't see why either is likely to cause a problem so long as it meets the BMW LL04 spc. (But when I was using Castrol Edge the cheapest place I found it was Asda)!
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Post by mr wilks » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Or if you buy the Shell from ECP tonight with code "weekend35" the oil is £24.37 :thumbsup:
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Post by srhutch » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:11 pm
My BMW Indy told me BMW used to use Castrol Edge, but they now use Shell because Shell would supply it in a container that only had BMW branding with no mention of Shell on it!

As a result he has also switched from Castrol to Shell so I expect the one you've mentioned is what my car has in it, although my previous one would have got Castrol Edge.

I can't see why either is likely to cause a problem so long as it meets the BMW LL04 spc. (But when I was using Castrol Edge the cheapest place I found it was Asda)!
BMW make an issue of saying they use shell oil now.

Call me cynical, but more likely shell offered a better deal than Castrol.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:11 pm

srhutch wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Call me cynical, but more likely shell offered a better deal than Castrol.
OK then "cynical". :lol:

That may well have been a factor, but my Indy seemed to think it was also because Shell would supply it in containers without their name on, whereas Castrol wanted their logo somewhere on the container.

Actually that's probably cynical as well. :roll:
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Shell Helix Oil for Z4 3.0si?

Post by mr wilks » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:19 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:11 pm
srhutch wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Call me cynical, but more likely shell offered a better deal than Castrol.
OK then "cynical". :lol:

That may well have been a factor, but my Indy seemed to think it was also because Shell would supply it in containers without their name on, whereas Castrol wanted their logo somewhere on the container.

Actually that's probably cynical as well. :roll:
Well call me cynical too but id wager the decision was also related to which of the 2 oil company's would supply at the cheapest rate per litre :roll:
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Post by Steve84N » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:05 am

It probably was but it doesn't matter, the oil is plenty good enough for its intended use.
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Post by Danmancity » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 am

Thanks all, went through the Service History and every single one had used Castrol Edge and given how smoothly it has run in my time of ownership i didnt want to change anything. Went and used the WEEKEND35 code for ECP and got 8L for £54 so only a little more expensive than helix in the end

MANN filters ordered and ready for its service at the weekend!

Thanks again
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