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Old 03-28-2008, 03:48 PM
DouglasABaker DouglasABaker is offline
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Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
Castrol doesn't make a 10w60 unless it has just come out. Castrol DOES make the BMW labelled 10w60 and is available outside the dealer but only in Europe.

You should be using synthetic anyway. The M5 gets 10w60 if it has a build date of 3/00 or earlier. Build dates after 3/00 can use 10w60 or 5w30.
In the interest of clarity, build dates after 3/00 can use BMW TWS or BMW 5W30. Using 5W30 from any other manufacturer is a no no. Valvoline is 5W40, Castrol is 0W30, and Mobil1 is 0W40. There are others I'm sure

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