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: Synthetic Oil

05-18-2007, 10:43 AM
Do you guys use or recommend using synthetic oil?

Eric B
05-18-2007, 10:57 AM
Definitely...either BMW Synthetic or Mobil-1 are my preferences.

05-18-2007, 12:28 PM
Full synthetic oil is required on all late model BMWs.

05-18-2007, 12:30 PM
Full synthetic oil is required on all late model BMWs.

Ditto. So yes, it is recommended. In fact I would think that using dinosaur oil in your late model BMW may void your warranty.

05-18-2007, 01:37 PM
Mineral oil does not meet the specifications of modern BMW.

You MUST MUST MUST use synthetic.

Here is a list of good, readily available synthetic oils in North America to use that are BMW LL01 approved:
- BMW High Performance Synthetic 5w30
- Castrol Syntec 0W30
- Mobil1 SuperSyn 0w40
- AMSOIL European Car formula 5W40

05-22-2007, 06:00 PM
It must be used synthetic engine oils for any new BMW cars. Free charge from BMW service center! Don't worry anything right now!

05-22-2007, 06:00 PM
Maybe, your used CPO BMW car!

05-22-2007, 06:07 PM
I'm still waiting on synthetic gas. :)

05-23-2007, 06:41 AM
I'm still waiting on synthetic gas. :)

There is sythetic gas out there. It is like a pilot program based. It is expensive to make as well.

05-23-2007, 08:47 AM
Yeah I know. I meant as in I'm waiting for it to be readily available. :)