Originally Posted by Skhmund
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.