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      09-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #30
darkw1sh
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Drives: 2002 E46 ///M3
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Here are some fact for those that thing BMW dealer oil is different from Castrol 0W-30.

http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp..._Sept_2011.pdf

as you can see on the spreadsheet the 0W30 is the BMW LL 01 Approved. 5W-40 would work as well. The0W30 is the same thing (EXACTLY) that BMW sells at the dealership.

The Viscosity of the oil in 5W 30 is a little greater with a lower variability from cold to hot.

just my .02