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      12-16-2005, 04:46 AM   #1
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Oil help !!!

does somebody know wich oil i can use in my e90 330i

a lot of thanks
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      12-16-2005, 05:45 AM   #2
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I am using Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30.
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      12-16-2005, 05:56 AM   #3
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Look in the owner's manual for details and make sure you use synthetic oil too.
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      12-16-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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I use Castrol as my dealer said it is the best.I also asked few taxi car owners and they also said that you should use Castrol oil.
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      12-16-2005, 10:48 AM   #5
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Remember kiddies...The Castrol sold from retail outlets in the U.S. is not the same as the Castrol sold by the BMW dealerships. It may be different in Europe.
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      12-16-2005, 09:17 PM   #6
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Just use Mobil 1 5W-30 sold in Costco. ~ $27/6qt. You'll need ~ 7qt total.
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      12-16-2005, 09:17 PM   #7
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Just use Mobil 1 5W-30 sold in Costco. ~ $27/6qt. You'll need ~ 7qt total.
Oops...you don't live in the U.S. ...sorry, no Costco in Europe.
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      12-17-2005, 10:09 AM   #8
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Just use Mobil 1 5W-30 sold in Costco. ~ $27/6qt. You'll need ~ 7qt total.
Only the Mobil 1 0W-40 is approved in the USA, in europe the brand new ESP 5W-30 Mobil 1 is approved ( The bottle must say LL-01 or LL-04 approved )
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      01-01-2006, 06:52 AM   #9
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Question oil differences

what is so different about the oils, what is so special about the oil from the dealer.
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      01-03-2006, 12:35 AM   #10
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Use redline.
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      01-03-2006, 12:53 AM   #11
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Castrol from dealer....$4.95 a quart.
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Only the Mobil 1 0W-40 is approved in the USA, in europe the brand new ESP 5W-30 Mobil 1 is approved ( The bottle must say LL-01 or LL-04 approved )
In the service manual for US models, it says Mobil 1 5W-30. Don't tell me that the US maintenance manual is for European model...duh.
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      01-04-2006, 01:44 PM   #13
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When I was low this weekend and checked my manual (USA, May purchase) it said to use API - SH or higher, fully synthetic, 5-30 or 40. It also said to call your dealership or BMW NA for assistance if you couldn't get to a dealer. Well, it was Sunday so no dealer. BMW NA was closed as well. I punched in for Roadside assistance and the lady read me the manual over the phone She even told me the phone number to call. I told her that's how I got to her in the first place, thanks and goodbye.
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