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      07-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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OIL TOP UP help please

Hi guys, about 5 months ago I had to top up my oil, I bought Castrol Edge Professional BMW LL01 5W-30 at my dealer...
However, the warning light minimum oil has come up again last night after I drove home....
I have not had to service the car in between these 5 months..

I am looking to purchase new oil to top up.

1. Can I top up with a DIFFERENT type of oil? Or will this wreck the engine?
Eg. I read people are using Mobil 1 Synthetic etc but if the one that's already in there is a different type is this bad????

2. What is the best oil to use?

edit; btw im in Sydney Australia if that makes any difference
Any help would be greatly appreciated before the shops close! haha

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      07-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Any good quality fully synthetic of the correct viscosity will be fine for topping up.
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