Originally Posted by Zero_09
I'm a bit confused. At the beginning of the thread everyone was saying to use the Castrol 0w30 now the Castrol Edge w/Syntec 5w40 is also LL-01. So which one do you guys? I have a 2007 328i and not sure which one I should be getting.
Thanks for asking Zero_09 (and for the great product pic) - I am now in almost the exact situation, so I thought I'd be clever and go directly to Catrol and ask them what oil I should use via their handy online tool (includes quesitons on year, make, model, mileage, environment...)
And this is what they gave me:
Thank you for inquiring about what oil is best for your vehicle. Based on the information you provided, your vehicle requires a special engine oil that can only be purchased at your local dealer. Please visit your local dealer to ensure that your vehicle is serviced properly.
Hunh. Must be part of the deal they have with BMW - they say BMW's are filled with their oil at the factory / dealership / etc... but won't tell you which one it is to safely get it yourself.