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      06-08-2008, 03:30 PM   #1
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What Oil is best for my 335i??

Hi - ive had a low oil level warning come up and wondered what is best oil to top up with??

I have some Castrol TWS 10w-60 - that i had left over from when i had my M3 - will that be ok to use to top her up???
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I think it's 0W-30 LL-04. Castrol EDGE is what you'd be getting from the dealership. It needs to be fully synthetic, not a synthetic blend.
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I have some Castrol TWS 10w-60 - that i had left over from when i had my M3 - will that be ok to use to top her up???
Snap !

I asked the tech guy who looked after my M3 and now 335i exactly the same thing last saturday.

No was the reply, too thin etc etc, but, bring your unopened TWS container in and we will swap it for the propper stuff !

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I run 0w40 Castrol edge sport...

Fully synthetic


And a bit more up to abuse if you know what I mean...

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what do you guys think of mobil or castrol?
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Both are equal to the task. I run Castrol Edge 0W-30 in the BMW and Mobil-1 10W-30 in the Toyota. I figure if you use what the manufacturer recommends you can't be blamed if something goes wrong unless you've ignored the maintenance schedule.
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Snap !

I asked the tech guy who looked after my M3 and now 335i exactly the same thing last saturday.

No was the reply, too thin etc etc, but, bring your unopened TWS container in and we will swap it for the propper stuff !

Yves
How can 10/60 Castrol be too thin, it's like treacle? With oil, the first 2 numbers are how quickly the oil flows round the engine from start-up. The lower the better. The second pair is how well it handles temperature, resistance to breaking down and protecting the engine. Therefore the higher the better and very important on turbo cars that usually run at higher temperatures.

00/30 is therefore thinner than 10/60.


Recommended oil is stated in the owners manual for anyone who doesn't know but doesn't mean one cannot buy better stuff.
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