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Old 05-03-2009, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I apologize for the noob questions, however its my first BMW and I dont wanna mess it up. Im a mechanical person however have never had to deal with synthetic oils. My oil light came on today when i turned the car off. Reading the owners manual it states i need to add oil at my next fuel up. So I looked through the manual to see what I needed. It says synthetic 5w 30 or 5w 40 and should be API SH or better. The only oil i found like that at my local auto parts store was Castrol Syntec Blend which has the specs but it a synthetic blend. I was wondering if this is acceptable?

2001 530i

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