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      01-30-2013, 04:05 AM   #15
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Drives: ESS twin-turbo roadster (E89)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: European in China

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So went to my local BMW dealer to have my engine oil + filter changed today. I specifically asked for 5W30 Castrol Edge and stated that I would like to keep the empty bottles after the job was finished.

We added a few more service items to the joblist, and then they started working on the car. As I later went to have a look inside the workshop, I found that they had just emptied the engine for its old oil, changed the filter and were moving a barrel of Castrol oil towards my car.
As I looked closer, I found that it was a barrel of 0W40 oil. I complained, and they instead found 7 x 1L bottles of the right oil...

I don't know if something like this could ever happen outside of China, but now you are warned...
Little known facts about BMW: 1) The N54 is still in production and used in the current Z4 35i and 35is. 2) In a Z4 you can get sport+ steering combined with normal suspension etc by selecting DSC=off. (Update: DSC=off also offers sports steering in the M135i) 3) All Z4s with 19" wheels are still only offered with the worst performing OEM tires ever sold with a DCT equipped BMW (Potenza RE 050 RFT).