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      04-22-2006, 03:50 AM   #1
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Alternative brand of oil for oil change DIY?

My car will pass 5000 miles shortly. I want to do an oil change myself before the scheduled service at 12K because I think changing the oil at 12K for the first time will shorten the life span of my engine.

I've been searching the forum and found some people mentioned Mobil 1 0W-40 is the only alternative (approved by BMW) besides BMW's own oil which is really Castrol inside.

Please advise, thanks in advance.
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      04-22-2006, 05:55 AM   #2
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Mobil 1 0W-40 would be good and is BMW LL-01 approved
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