Originally Posted by Nando
After reading through the numerous posts on this subject, I decided to just get the castrol syntec 0w-30 european formula...I swapped out the oil yesterday. I bought my car with 17k miles and now it has 27k miles. The whole time i was using castrol syntec 5w-30 but atleast now i learned my lesson and now i have the right oil...i guess its good i dont drive the car that hard since i had bad oil for 10k miles
I would not lose any sleep over it. The Syntec 5W-30 is not right, but neither is it a bad oil. It meets ACEA A5, which is no small thing.
But the 0W-30 -- that has the BMW LL01 approval along with a cult-like following among gear heads. And it must be good since it is made in Germany