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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys Trawling the web has thrown up some conflict in engine oil choice. Some threads are recommending Castro Edge 5w30, others (including the Castrol site) is recommending 0w30? Would using 5w30 be detrimental to the engine? Or not really discernible? Thanks Steve Car: '10 F10 520d &...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Evening all, I'm in the process of ordering some oil for my next service and can't decide on which is the best oil to use. My previous 530d sport was a 2005 manual for which I used mobil 1 esp 5w30 however when I put my cars reg in to the castrol website it recommends 0w30. I tried opie oils...
  3. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Evening all, I'm in the process of ordering some oil for my next service and can't decide on which is the best oil to use. My previous 530d sport was a 2005 manual for which I used mobil 1 esp 5w30 however when I put my cars reg in to the castrol website it recommends 0w30. I tried opie oils...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hate to ask, but I've just bought the car, it's my 1st 6 pot BMW & I'm being told different grades by Castrol & Shell's respective oil finder applications on their websites & I don't have an owners manual. Shell's is telling me 5W-40 & Castrol's is telling me 0W-30 1st choice or 5W-30 2nd...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    I've been paying dealer prices for oil all this time, went onto amazon and found someone who dispatches from Germany what looks like exactly the same oil at 1/3 of the price, is this still the correct oil? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BTFE6R8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, BMW have told me the last oil used in my engine was Shell 0W30, I want to stick with the same brand, anyone have any experience buying this online??? Thanks
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just put 1l of the stuff in and then started thinking if I made the right choice :) It said bmw ll-04, so it is compatible as far as I can tell. But should I have gone for a different one?
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys looking to service my new bm, its a 2005 diesel so do i want the castrol edge turbo diesel 5w-40 or the normal castrol edge 0w-30? Is there actually a difference betwwen normal edge and turbo diesel edge? I know this has been covered a million times but i just want your reccomendations/...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, A little confused as to what spec oil I should be using, I own a 2003 (53) 318i Sport Saloon and am being told either Castrol Edge 0W-30 or Castrol 5W-30 can be used, which should I use?
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'd been chatting with a mate of mine in relation to how our respective cars were going. I mentioned to him that I had a low rattle in my E46 320D under light acceleration, similar to a tappits sound. I mentioned that I thought it got slightly worse when hot. He asked what oil I ran and I said...
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