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    Posted: 10 Nov 2014 at 6:54pm
http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/11/10/bmw-replaces-castrol-shell-recommended-oil-supplier/



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Reading between the lines: Shell are giving BMW a better deal on factory fill oil.
Pending Approval.
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I will continue to use Castrol until further notice
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So much for those impressionable people who used to swear by Castrol as being the only oils suitable for their BMW!  Last week they - and BMW dealers - would not countenance using Shell lubricants, but now they are the 'only' approved lubricants.  No doubt Shell gave BMW a lower price for initial fill and delaer supply oils.

The same situation arose when BMW climbed into bed with Castrol . . . 
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And at some stage it will all change again......as long as the spec is correct just use what you prefer or can get at the lowest cost!

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It is all down to how much money / profit BMW can make, one only has to see the price of spare parts etc to realise its a numbers game. Ouch
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Originally posted by dteagles dteagles wrote:

 as long as the spec is correct just use what you prefer or can get at the lowest cost!
oil is oil is oil .... Wink [a bit like petrol Shocked]
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I go for Halfords oil, and wait until they're on offer before stocking up. It all comes from much the same place anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cabrio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2014 at 8:33pm
Andrew in fairness it will depend on your engine and how and where you use it and the age of the car it's not that simple - I am aware that a lot of my stuff is not your normal use but still it's worth paying to prolong engine gearbox and diff life
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Don't agree that oil is oil.
 
To a degree I would agree between brands.  However there will be a difference between Asda's best and Shell, Castrol, Mobil .....
 
 
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I see that the oil SHELL supply BMW, appears in bottles marked M Twin Power Turbo 10w-60!
Yet in the open market its branded as SHELL Helix Ultra Racing 10w-60, are these the same?
 
 
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It's all a business at the end of the day. Same as with Mercedes. They have been Mobil one for years and years. Hey presto they are moving to Petronas.
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I'm still sticking with Castrol.
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Me too
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