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Old 06-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best oil for 1995 740il?

I am going to change the oil myself in my Bimmer. What oil would be best it is a 1995 with only 139,000 miles on it? Also what grade would be the best?
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I prefer either German Castrol 0w-30 (make sure it says made in Germany) or Mobil 1 0w-40. Castrol is OEM for BMW.
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Thank for the info, I plan to start changing my own oil. Just needed some go advice.
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Much more satisfying to do it yourself. You also avoid screw ups from people who should have known better. Ive had the wrong oil put in twice. Not cool. Now I do it all my self.
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It is very satisfying and saves money in the long run when you do it yourself.
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Mobil 1 options

How do you feel about Mobil 1 Extended Performance? Is it a better (or worse) choice than regular Mobil 1 for BMWs (i drive a 2006 650)? Thanks.
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Read the back of the bottle of both. Make sure they are both certified the same, and the same viscosity. If they are they should be fine. Different oils can have different base's making them behave and protect differently.
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