Changing the 2010 BMW X5 35d’s oil is getting very expensive

Posted By on October 21, 2022

BMWX535din2017With inflation raging and oil prices sky high, opting for the most premium synthetic oil is no longer and option for my aging 2010 BMW X5 35d diesel. I’ve been using Ravenol and usually do my own oil and filter changes and although self-changing the oil on a premium diesel model is still better done at home, but adding 7-8 quarts and a filter still costs me $100 for even another European full-synthetic brand – Eurol. Previously, the Ravenol and filter was $86.38, but that same order is now $171.95 (Oct 2022 price bottom right) plus shipping.



After a frustrating few minutes of Internet shopping, diesel focused site, Blauparts, offered a recommended oil for a bit less … plus if I doubleShock_OilChangeKitBMWX535d ordered, it was  another 10% off … plus free shipping. Still $15 more per self-change, BlawpartsLogobut better than $90 more (w/ shipping).



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