Hi everyone, the owners manual lists several different oil weights that can be used. The sticker under the hood reads 0-20, i,m not using that. I was going to try a 5-30 Pennzoil platinum euro. What do you all recmmend.
Interesting the recommendation of "full synthetic" instead of "100% synthetic." I've read that there is a significant difference. Full synthetic is a petroleum base with synthetic additives. 100% synthetic has a synthetic base.5.25L of full synthetic 0w-20 is what I would recommend.
Yes. I would recommend Motul 8100 Xcess.https://www.amazon.com/Castrol-03101-0W-40-Advanced-Synthetic/dp/B00JGQLZSU/
I used to use the Castrol Edge 0w-40 , but I heard that a year ago, it stopped becoming compatible... I did buy a few bottles to stock up, but just used the last one today.
So now, this oil is no longer certified for BMW despite what the description says. Either the oil is reformulated or BMW no longer wants to use Castrol products. They also lost the LL01 certification on the back of the bottle.
Anyone have any other recommendations besides using the BMW oil? I tried searching Mobil1 but none of their oils work. Castrol oil matcher recommends 5w-40 but the back doesn't show LL01 approved.