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Old 02-08-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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New BMW oil

Been using the BMW High Performance dealer oil (5W-30) in my 325i for a while now.
Just picked up oil at the dealer and they gave me Twin Power Turbo. Thought it was just new packaging, but from what I can tell after a little research, BMW switched over from Castrol to Shell.
I hate mixing oils but I threw in a quart of new stuff already. I'll call dealer tomorrow to see what they say. Not that I trust them much.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:28 PM   #2
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It's fine. Nothing to worry abt.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:53 PM   #3
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BMW announced months ago that they chose Shell to be their after-market oil supplier of choice.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:18 AM   #4
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I called the dealer and the parts guy told me that Twin Power Turbo is just new packaging for the Castrol. Not sure I believe that. He said that BMW had tried Shell for some 60 weight oil but went back to Castrol.
I'll keep checking around.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:55 PM   #5
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I was also concerned, I just bought an oil kit and I was thinking I received the wrong type of oil.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:47 PM   #6
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I would not buy this oil for one reason only 'Twin Power Turbo' this is so cheesy and tacky.

I prefer Pentosin or Liquimoly full synesthetic made in Germany.

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Old 02-11-2015, 08:48 PM   #7
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Do not flame me this is my opinion........

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Old 02-13-2015, 06:39 AM   #8
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The bottle does look badass though lol
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