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      06-20-2017, 05:34 AM   #1
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Hi Guys

Just a quick question but what oil are you using to top up between services?

I was quoted 22 +VAT for 1 ltr of BMW oil which if I am not mistaken is Shell oil in a BMW bottle

I have looked in the book and all it says is SAW 0W-30 but would take any advice available as I don't want to waste money on a BMW bottle when I can but the same oil in a different bottle lol

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      06-21-2017, 05:12 AM   #2
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Hi,

I use Shell

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Shell Helix Ultra ECT (C2/C3) 0W-30
5 Litres from eurocarparts 68.
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Be careful, don't mix different brands of oil together. Yes they maybe the same spec in terms of viscosity, but they are different blends. If you get your car serviced at BMW and don't provide your own oil then stick with BMW branded oil. After all it's the live blood of your engine.
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Opie Oils is a good place as well, good prices.
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Be careful, don't mix different brands of oil together. Yes they maybe the same spec in terms of viscosity, but they are different blends. If you get your car serviced at BMW and don't provide your own oil then stick with BMW branded oil. After all it's the live blood of your engine.
So which oil do BMW use?
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      07-21-2017, 10:39 AM   #8
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So which oil do BMW use?
I think they use Castrol Oil. But not certain.
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      07-25-2017, 05:21 AM   #9
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BMW oil is now Shell but a "special formula" for BMW at a special price lol
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Confirmed that BMW authorised dealers are using Shell Helix fully synthetic 0w-30 (same as the one in picture posted earlier).
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good info thanks
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