BMW issues clearly defined motor oil specifications to ensure proper engine protection and so that owners can satisfy factory warranty requirements. Let’s explore what each of these specifications means and determine which of the AMSOIL Synthetic European Formula Engine Oils we sell applies to each.

BMW LL-04 or Longlife-04

BMW-LL-04 was devised for BMW models with diesel engines. Motor oils developed for the LL-04 specification have a “low-SAPS” or “mid-SAPS” formulation. “SAPS” refers to sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur content of the motor oil. High levels of these motor oil additives can cause damage to the exhaust particle filters used on BMW diesel models since 2004. BMW LL-04 engine oils are 100% synthetic and formulated for long service life.

Motor oils bearing the BMW LL-04 specification should not be used in BMW models with gasoline engines requiring the BMW “LL-01” specification. The BMW LL-04 specification does not replace or supersede the older BMW LL-01 specification.

We offer two motor oils that are suitable for use in vehicles requiring the BMW LL-04 spec.

BMW LL-01 or Longlife-01

BMW LL-01 motor oils are fully synthetic with high “SAPS” levels (sulfated ash, phosphorus, sulfur) for maximum anti-wear capabilities and long service life. This spec covers most late model gasoline-powered BMW cars. BMW LL-01 cannot be used in place of motor oils requiring the BMW LL-04 spec in diesel engine models. The high SAPS content of LL-01 oils can cause damage to the diesel exhaust particle filters in diesel models from 2004 and newer.

For BMW models requiring the LL-01 specification, we have two motor oil suggestions.

BMW LL-98 or Longlife-98

The BMW LL-98 specification was a long life oil standard that was introduced in 1998. The LL-98 spec is now obsolete, but older BMW gasoline and diesel cars requiring this spec can use motor oils bearing the BMW LL-01 specification.

We suggest the AMSOIL European Formula “Full-SAPS” 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil or AMSOIL European Formula “Full-SAPS” 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil for models requiring LL-98.

BMW M-Series and 10W-60 Motor Oil

For BMW “M” models with engines requiring 10W-60 motor oil, we do not offer a replacement product.

If you have any questions regarding motor oil choices for your BMW automobile, contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

Find the proper European motor oil alternate for products from over 30 brands.

This cross-reference guide suggests an AMSOIL motor oil substitute for most European formula engine oils sold in the United States and Canada.

European car brands such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi require the use of different motor oils than North American and Asian car brands. Why is this? Tight European regulations dictate that their cars are equipped with the latest and most effective emissions equipment and the engine oil has to be compatible with these components. These motor oils also have to be suitable for both gasoline and diesel car engines. European automakers also tend to suggest ultra-long oil change intervals, so the motor oil has to be up to that task.

The European car oil spectrum is now split into three distinct motor oil types based on their “SAPS” levels. SAPS stands for sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur. These are important motor oil additives that can cause complications with some emissions sensors and exhaust treatment devices. Therefore it is vital that European car owners choose a motor oil that meets the industry specification allotted for their car.

We offer a full suite of 100% synthetic engine oils for European cars. Here are the AMSOIL European Car Formulas and the industry specifications they cover.

AMSOIL European Car Low-SAPS 5W-30 Synthetic Motor OilAMSOIL European Formula Mid-SAPS Synthetic 5W-40 Motor OilAMSOIL European “Full SAPS” Formula 5W-40 Synthetic Motor OilAMSOIL European Car Formula Full-SAPS Synthetic 0W-40 Motor Oil
Oildepot offers 100% synthetic European motor oils in “Low-SAPS”, “Mid-SAPS” and “Full-SAPS” formats to cover most every gasoline and diesel-powered European car.

AMSOIL “Low-SAPS” European Synthetic 5W-30 (Now Called European Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil)

  • Volkswagen 504.00/507.00
  • Mercedes-Benz 229.51
  • BMW LL-04
  • Porsche C30
  • Chrysler MS-11106
  • ACEA C-3
  • GM dexos2

AMSOIL “Mid-SAPS” European Synthetic 5W-40 (Now Called European Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil)

  • Volkswagen 502.00/505.01
  • Mercedes-Benz 229.51
  • Porsche A40
  • BMW LL-04
  • ACEA C3
  • API SN/SM/CF
  • Chrysler MS-10850 (supersedes MS-10896)
  • GM dexos2
  • Ford WSS-M2C917-A
  • Renault RN0700/RN071

AMSOIL “Full-SAPS” European Synthetic 5W-40 (Now Called European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil

  • Volkswagen 502.00, 505.00
  • BMW LL-01
  • Mercedes-Benz 229.3, 229.5
  • Porsche A40
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
  • Renault 0710, 0700
  • API SN/SM

AMSOIL “Full-SAPS” European Synthetic 0W-40 (Now Called European Formula 0W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil)

  • Volkswagen 502.00, 505.00
  • BMW LL-01, LL-98
  • Mercedes-Benz 229.1, 229.3, 229.5
  • Porsche A40
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
  • Renault 0710, 0700
  • API SN/SM

Important: Please note that product formulations can change without notice and that could change the accuracy of some of the product recommendations listed below. Please make certain that the AMSOIL European Oil of your choice matches the industry specifications recommended in your owner’s manual before using. If you have questions or would like to see pricing, please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

Amalie

Amalie Elixir Full Synthetic 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30

Ardeca

Ardeca SYNTH-BT 5W-30- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40 or Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Ardeca SYNTH-XL 5W-30- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Ardeca SYNTH-XL 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Ardeca SYNTH-SX 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Ardeca SYNTH-DX 5W-30- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Blu Lubricants

BLU Synthetic 5W-40 Technician Series LS-FS- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
BLU Synthetic 5W-30 Technician Series LS-FS- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Castrol

Castrol Edge 0W-30 SPT Synthetic Motor Oil- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Castrol Edge 5W-40 SPT Synthetic Motor Oil- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Castrol Edge 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 A3/B4 Synthetic Motor Oil- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil For European Diesels- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Castrol EDGE Turbo Diesel 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Castrol EDGE Professional – European 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Castrol EDGE Professional – European 5W-30 LL-03- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 C3- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Champion Oil

Champion High SAPS European 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Champion High SAPS European 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40

Chevron

Chevron Havoline ProD Full Synthetic Motor Oil Euro SAE 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Citgo

Citgo Supergard European Formula 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Eni (Agip)

Eni i-Sint MS 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Eni i-Sint 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Eni i-Sint PC 4AM 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Elf

Elf Evolution 900 DID 5W-30- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Elf Evolution 900 FT 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Elf Evolution 900 FT 5W-30- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Elf Evolution Full Tech LSX 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Fuchs (Titan)

Titan GT1 Longlife III SAE 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Titan GT1 Proflex SAE 5W-30- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Titan GT1 Pro C3 SAE 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Titan GT1 Pro SAE 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Titan Supersyn Longlife SAE 0W-30- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Titan Supersyn Longlife SAE 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Titan Supersyn Longlife SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Titan Supersyn SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Gulf

Gulftec Euro Full Synthetic 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Kendall

Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro 5W-30 Motor Oil- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic Euro 5W-40 Motor Oil- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Klondike

Klondike SAE 5W-40 SM/CF European Spec Full Synthetic Engine Oil- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Liqui-Moly

Liqui-Moly Diesel High Tech 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Liqui-Moly Top Tech 4100 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Liqui-Moly Longtime High Tech 5W-30- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Liqui-Moly Synthoil Premium SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Liqui-Moly Synthoil Energy SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Liqui-Moly Leichtlauf High SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Liqui-Moly Leichtlauf HC7 SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Lucas Oil

Lucas Synthetic SAE 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Lucas Synthetic SAE 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40

Millers Oils

Millers Oil EE Longlife 5W-30 C3- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Millers Oil EE Longlife 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Mobil 1

Mobil 1 European Car Formula Synthetic 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Mobil 1 Formula M 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Morris

Morris Multilife C-Three 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Morris Multilife C-Four 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Morris Multilife VX 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Morris Multilife V-Max 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Morris Multivis 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Motul

Motul 8100 X-Cess 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Motul Specific 504 00 507 00 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Motul Specific 505 01 502 00 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

MPM

MPM Premium Synthetic C3 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Panolin

Panolin Avanis C3 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Panolin Avanis SV-X 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Panolin Indy SV 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Pennzoil

Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Pure Guard

Pure Guard Full Syn Euro 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Quantum Oil

Quantum Eurosyn 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Quantum Fullsyn Euro Grade 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Quantum Fullsyn Euro Grade 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Ravenol

Ravenol VPD VW Oil 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Ravenol VMP VW Oil 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Ravenol VMO VW Oil 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Red Line

Red Line High Performance Synthetic 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Red Line Euro Series 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Red Line High Performance Synthetic 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Red Line Euro Series 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Repsol

Repsol Elite Evolution 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Repsol Elite Cosmos 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Repsol Elite Competicion 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Repsol Elite Long Life 50700/50400 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Repsol Elite 50501 TDI 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Shell

Shell Helix Ultra 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Shell Helix Ultra Diesel 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Shell Helix Ultra ECT 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Shell Helix Ultra Professional AB-L 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV 0W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 0W-40
Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV-L 5W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV-L 0W-30- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30
Shell Helix HX8 Synthetic 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Sunoco

Sunoco 5W-40 Euro- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Sunoco 5W-40 Euro Plus- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Valvoline

Valvoline Synpower HST 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Valvoline Synpower MST 5W-40- Mid-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40

Total

Total Quartz 9000 Energy 5W-40- Full-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-40
Total Quartz INEO Long Life 5W-30 (504/507)- Low-SAPS European Synthetic 5W-30

AMSOIL has add two new products to their antifreeze line that offers complete coverage of the automotive and diesel spectrum and now meets every budget. The new products are AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze/Coolant and AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Antifreeze/Coolant. They join a revamped Propylene Glycol Low Toxicity Antifreeze and Engine Coolant which had been AMSOIL’s sole antifreeze product for many years. Let’s look at the details.

AMSOIL Low Toxicity Antifreeze and Engine Coolant

If you’re looking for antifreeze that reduces the risk of accidental poisoning of children, dogs, cats and livestock, this is the product for you. The propylene glycol formula is much safer than conventional antifreeze and it is biodegradable too, making it ideal for sensitive habitats. This product may be much safer, but that doesn’t mean that it compromises protection or quality. Low Toxicity Antifreeze and Engine Coolant offers tremendous boil-over and freeze-up protection along with resistance to scaling, depositing, corrosion and cavitation. It is suitable for all domestic and foreign gasoline engines and all heavy duty diesel engines making it great for fleets. A new lower price tag makes this antifreeze even more attractive. Here is more information on AMSOIL Low Toxicity Antifreeze and Engine Coolant.

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Antifreeze/Coolant

This premixed ethylene glycol antifreeze is basically a universal product, so it’s ready to pour in any heavy-duty diesel engine or foreign or domestic car or truck with gasoline engines. The robust anti-corrosion formula provides all-climate protection and a service life of up to five years. Add a low-price tag to the pre-dilution and universal coverage and we’ve got an antifreeze that is ideal for fleet and shop use. Here is more information on AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Antifreeze/Coolant.

AMSOIL Car/Light Truck Antifreeze/Coolant

This value-priced antifreeze is also premixed for convenience. The ethylene glycol formula offers outstanding all-temp protection and top-level corrosion protection. It is silicate and phosphate-free making it suitable for any American, European or Asian vehicle. Powerful anti-boil and winter protection plus a long service life of up to five years makes this product a value leader in the antifreeze market. Here is more information on AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze/Coolant.

So Which AMSOIL Antifreeze Is Right for Me?

To sum up, the Low Toxicity Propylene Glycol is the premium product with longest service life and best overall features. Plus it is suitable for any gas or diesel engine. If the reduced poisoning risk and biodegradability are attractive features to you, then this is the best option. Do keep in mind that this product has to be mixed with water before using.

If you are looking for a great antifreeze at a low price and if you have both gasoline and diesel vehicles, then the AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Antifreeze/Coolant is a great option for you.

If you have only gasoline-powered vehicles and are looking for a value-priced premixed antifreeze, then AMSOIL Car/Light Truck Antifreeze/Coolant is a great option.

What Is the Correct AMSOIL Antifreeze For Motorcycle, Snowmobile or ATV/UTV?

Any of these three AMSOIL antifreeze/coolant options will be suitable for motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, Side by Side and other off-road vehicles.

How Do I Buy AMSOIL Antifreeze?

We sell any of these AMSOIL Antifreeze products in Canada or the United States and can offer a great deal with our wholesale programs. Contact us using the form on your upper right (bottom of page on some mobile devices) or call us at 1-800-748-5781.

 

The sport of motocross originated in Europe in the early part of the last century and evolved into a serious racing discipline after the Second World War. While it never really caught on in North America until the late ’60s, motocross exploded in popularity in the 1970s. With this popularity came a deluge of different motorcycle brands and a rapid evolution in engine and chassis development.

All of this trial and error created the technology we see on MX bikes today and also contributed to the demise of most of the motorcycle companies that participated in the early days of the sport.

If you attend a motocross event today, you may see 5 or 6 different motorcycle brands on the starting line. In the early to mid-1970s, there could be dozens. Most all of these brands were relegated to the dust heap of history when the Japanese “Big 4” motorcycle makers got serious about motocross. They introduced reliable, moderately price bikes that quickly took over the sport. Lets look back at the lost motocross bikes of the 1970s.

 

 

AMSOIL Metric Synthetic Motorcycle OilAMSOIL has re-branded their 10W-30 and 10W-40 Motorcycle Oils. The formulas are unchanged, but they will now be referred to as the Metric Synthetic Motorcycle Oil series. The products will be targeted more toward street bikes requiring a 10W-30 or 10W-40.

This change has been made to provide consumers with clearly defined choices in their rapidly expanding motorcycle/ATV oil collection.

The AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oil line-up will now look like this:

  • Dirt Bike Series- 10W-40, 10W-50, 10W-60
  • Metric Series- 10W-30 and 10W-40
  • V-Twin Series- 20W-50, 20W-40, Primary Fluid, Transmission Fluid
  • ATV Series in 0W-40, 10W-40, 5W-50, Front Drive Fluid, Transmission/Differential Fluid

AMSOIL’s 2015 motorcycle product line is expansive and of the utmost quality. We can provide a synthetic upgrade for most every bike on the market. Contact us for a wholesale price list or call us at 1-800-748-5781 and we’ll be happy to help.