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Old 07-30-2004, 04:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a R [1998 reg] 520 - juts done 100k. oil change light is on. I need some advice on choosing oil. my garage have told me they will fit a 'coopers' brand filter and with fully synthetic oil [duckhams]. good choice ? the car has been meticulously maintained at a main dealer up unitl now - given the age and mileage am i compromising anything buy not taking it to my local BMW dealer for an oil change.

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If you are not going to take it to the dealership...BMW recommends using Castrol Synthetic oils. Get the oil filter from BMW though. BMW filters are capable of filtering down to 5 microns....other aftermarket filters will not. The life of your engine depends on the oil and how well it's filtered. I hope you find this helpful.
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