Thread: Grade of Oil?
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      12-29-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
jasonintoronto
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this is what BMW customer service told me when i emailed them:


Quote:
Date: 17 Aug 2009 14:20:21 -0400
From: customer.service@bmw.ca
Subject: RE: Message from BMW.CA [1-1164167838]
To: <snip>

Dear Mr. <snip>:

Thank you for contacting BMW Canada.

We recommend a Castrol long-life high performance synthetic oil that meets API standard SH or higher, either 5W30 or 5W40.

Hope that helps!

Sincerely,
Steve
Customer Interaction Specialist
BMW Canada
i replied requesting clarification of 0w30 vs 5w30:

Quote:
i have found that castrol syntec 0w30 meets BMW LL-01, but the 5w30 and 5w40 do not. which is valid for the 335i?

i used the following web page for reference:

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/gener...tentId=6006933
Quote:
Dear Mr. Seto:

Thank you for contacting BMW Canada.

This oil does meet API spec SH and should be fine, although because it is a thinner oil, oil consumption may increase.

Sincerely,
Steve
Customer Interaction Specialist
BMW Canada
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