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      09-01-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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safe to run 5w20?

car has 40,000 kms and this whole time it's been running castrol 5w30. but now i have a jug of mobil 1 5w20. is it safe to run this oil? thanks.
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      09-01-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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experimenting with different oils is the last thing i would do with a BMW.
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      09-01-2010, 12:19 PM   #5
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what about 5w40?
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      09-01-2010, 12:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by bmwnorge View Post
what about 5w40?
If it doesn't say "BMW Long-life rating LL-01" on the back of the bottle, don't use it.

This is BMW's list of recommended synthetic oils for non M cars: http://www.bmwusa.co...EngineOils.aspx

BMW Long-life rating LL-01 Approved Synthetic Oils for the US Market:

Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30
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5-20? lol you're gonna screw it up.
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