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      06-08-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Engine oil for BMW 335d

Can one use Castrol SLX Professional OE 5W-30 oil in a 2009 335d?
It says it meets VW 502 00/505 00/505 01, MB229.51.
This oil is used by VW and Audi in their diesel engines.
Please advise
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That oil isn't used in the new diesels released by VW/Audi. The new diesels require 507.00 certification.
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Can one use Castrol SLX Professional OE 5W-30 oil in a 2009 335d?
It says it meets VW 502 00/505 00/505 01, MB229.51.
This oil is used by VW and Audi in their diesel engines.
Please advise
Thanks
Best thing you can do is call BMW Service up from your car......they will give you a definate answer.........trusting your engine's longevity to someone on the internet who may or may not be right is not a good idea IMO.
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i called up the dealer and they want you to use the BMW engine oil.
Bavarian auto shows to use Castrol SLX Professional OE 5W-30
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Must say BMW LL04 approved on bottle. I used Mobile 1 esp 5/30. I have always used Mobile 1 in my cars and have never used Castrol oils. I went with the Mobile 1 esp. It meets all the LL04 and is listed as BMW approved on the bottle.

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Like Scott, I've used Mobil 1 ESP 5w40 on all my oil changes so far, and I am very satisfied. I sent in an oil analysis a few months ago and the results indicated the oil was a very good match for the 335d. My brother posted the results on the Bob is the Oil Guy Forum, if anybody is interested.
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I'd use Redline. I've asked Mike Miller from TechTalk@Roundel magazine and this is what he recommends. In his opinion the Long Life oil with additional detergents doesn't hold water in trying to maintain your vehicle. As long as you change the oil regularly you should be fine. I plan on taking his advice and when I change the oil after the break in period, I'll be Redline all the way. He even brings his own brand to dealer oil changes just so it stays consistent. Its all in how far you're willing to go to maintain your vehicle.
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Can one use Castrol SLX Professional OE 5W-30 oil in a 2009 335d?
It says it meets VW 502 00/505 00/505 01, MB229.51.
This oil is used by VW and Audi in their diesel engines.
Please advise
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YES!!!

This the exact oil BMW dealerships in the U.S. currently use for the diesel (It's sold in Castrol bottles, not BMW branded). You have nothing to worry about. It's a C3 "Low SAPs" oil which is what you need.

The MB 229.51 specification exceeds LL04 per Lubrizol.

http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/.../pc/index.html

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