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      11-01-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Castrol SLX 0W-30 == Magnatec 5W-30?

Hello,

When I bought my 325i a couple of years ago, the dealer mentioned that he used Castrol SLX 0W-30 Full Synthetic for the last service. Couldn't find SLX anymore in the shops but manual says I can use LL-01 or LL-04, so I topped up with Castrol Edge 0W-30(LL-01) and Edge 5W-30(LL-04) but the car is due an oil change soon. Intending to use Magnatec 5W-30 A3/B4 since it's LL-01 approved, is this the equivalent of the old SLX brand? And any issue with using Magnatec rather than Edge?

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