5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
well i dove in -- the oil filter is on the upper right side of the engine -- a canister with a 26 mm nut -- the drain plug is 17mm -- i used castrol syntec 5w30 -- the castrol site says that bmw's high performance motor oil is a different blend but i think thats bull -- i would like to know how to reset the service indicator bar -- a small thing but a thing that bugs me none the less!
Yeah, you'd be correct when you say that Castrol's "special" blend is BS. I've been using Mobil 5W30 synthetic for 4 years now and never plan to use anything else. Aslong as the oils viscosity and weight is correct and it's synthetic you should be fine.
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