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Old 11-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by SeanC View Post
No, the correct oil is not Castrol 5W-30. It is any LL-01 approved oil. Castrol's equivalent is German made 0W-30. Mobil 1's equivalent is 0W-40. Personal choice between the two, my preference would be Castrol's 0W-30. Just better flow during startup, so preferable in colder climates. Go to if you want to learn more.

You won't find a single soul in this forum claiming Mobil 1's 5W-30 is better than an LL-01 oil. If there was, they have been eliminated from the forum long time ago
OE BMW oil is a special formulation of 5w30 Castrol.
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