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      03-29-2009, 12:07 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by 742 View Post
That would be the 0W-30. The Castrol Syntec 5W-30 sold in North America has no BMW approvals. On the other hand the 0W-30 has pretty much everthing; BMW, MB, VW and on and on.
I stand corrected, and also edited my post. Here are some pics of German vs Domestic Castrol 0W-30. I've heard great things about the GC 0W-30. I believe it's carried by AutoZone here in the US.
How can you tell the difference? German first 3 pics, domestic last 3 pics.
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      03-29-2009, 01:50 AM   #24
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I only go with BMW Synthetic Oil.
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