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      02-02-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Oil Level Low: What type of oil to use?

I need to add 1 quart to my 2008 335i, don't want to drive all the way to dealership for something like this.

One questions, what type of Oil?

I am confused, the manual says something about "BMW Hi Performance Synthetic Oil" and then says "we recommend Castrol.

Hmmm
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I just went to the dealers and asked for a top up oil. easiest way. I think it was mobil1 something other, I cant remember exactly.

They should have them ready to buy over the counter, not too expensive.
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I need to add 1 quart to my 2008 335i, don't want to drive all the way to dealership for something like this.

One questions, what type of Oil?

I am confused, the manual says something about "BMW Hi Performance Synthetic Oil" and then says "we recommend Castrol.

Hmmm
BMW oil from the dealer. Keep a quart or two in the garage.
Failing that, BMW LL01 approved oils. These would be:

Mobil 1 0W-40 (NOT 5W-30)
Castrol Syntec 0W-30 (NOT 5W-30)
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