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      04-03-2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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What oil do you use?

My 325d needs a top up.

Searching on here showed that Mobil 1 is popular - stupid question, but is that just normal "Mobil 1" ie can it go in petrol and diesel engines?

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      04-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #2
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Diesel and petrol require different oils but there are Mobil 1 varieties for both.
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I think there is a difference go here and check...

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/product-fi...recommendation

This is what you need

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-719-cast...ngine-oil.aspx
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i was thinking about topping up does it make a difference what oil i use as i dont know what bmw put in
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i was thinking about topping up does it make a difference what oil i use as i dont know what bmw put in
Ring up and ask them mate, If not stick in Castrol edge 5w30 i think 0w 30 might be too thin for a 320d?!
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While we're on the subject of Mobil 1, in France it costs half as much as it does in rip-off Britain, so it's worth grabbing some from the hypermarket if doing a booze cruise
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Ring up and ask them mate, If not stick in Castrol edge 5w30 i think 0w 30 might be too thin for a 320d?!
BMW recommend the same oil for all their current Turbo Diesel engines Carl.

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so what do bmw recommend then
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castrol for sure but they normally quote "slx", even though that has been sperceded by "sport edge"

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I always top-up both the 320d and 335d with Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel 0W30.
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havnt checked my oil level for a few month ill see if its needs a litre lol
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My 325d needs a top up.

Searching on here showed that Mobil 1 is popular - stupid question, but is that just normal "Mobil 1" ie can it go in petrol and diesel engines?

Cheers

I've got a 325d. BMW LL04 is what you need. See my other thread here
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