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      09-25-2005, 05:04 AM   #19
E90Fleet
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adamwod
Based on the above picture of the BMW oil the specs are SAE 5W30, API Service: SL/CF; ACEA A3/B3.
So which of those Castrol oils matches the above?

SYNTEC 0W-30
API SL/CF. ACEA: A3, B3, B4. VW 502 00, 505 00, 503 01. BMW Longlife-01. MB 229.1, 229.3. Porsche approved.
The grade doesn’t match, but API and ACEA specs do.

SYNTEC 5W-30
API SM, SL, SJ/CF. ACEA: A1, A5, B1, B5. GM 6094M, GM 4718M. Ford WSS-M2C929-A. ILSAC GF-4, GF-3, GF-2.
The grade does match but ACEA spec doesn’t.

The BMW one is Castrol TXT. It does not seem to be available anywhere in the USA or Canada other than at the BMW dealers
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