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      12-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Skhmund View Post
Question: Walmart has a 5 qt gallon for $24 bucks, it's 5w-30 Edge Syntec, will this be fine for my car?

You ideally want a BMW LL-01 oil. The main four oils readily available in the US that meet this are:

• BMW Branded 5w-30 (at the dealer)
• Castrol Syntec 0w-30
• Castrol Syntec 5w-40
• Mobil 1 0w-40

As you can see NONE of these are the same grades which understandably makes this subject confusing for many people.

Most 5w-30 oils around do not meet the BMW LL-01 oil spec. such as Mobil, Castrol or Valvoline 5w-30.
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