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Hey guys and girls, my local Tesco superstore has Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 4l for £11.38 at the moment. Hurry down to yours to get some while stocks last. Shelves were empty last Friday night, got 5 more again here.
 

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magnatec?? is that BMW spec??
That's what I have often wondered as well m8. When I did the last oil change on my car I used Castrol Edge but I wanted to use Magnatec but was unsure if it is BM spec or not. :confused

Someone confirm for us ignorant [email protected] please. :hihi

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Would it really matter if it was BMW spec? Isn't a 5w 30 oil just a 5w 30 oil?
it matters a lot if ya planning on going 15k+ on it like the service intervals..

that stuff would give up its longevity properties way before then...

still don't think it meets the basic BMW spec tho either il have ta check. i know most Vdub oil is near enough the same basic spec as BMW depends if your doing shorter servivce intervals yourself or not if you go the cheap stuff route tho..

and ppl wonder why their BMW turns it a pile a poo putting cheap sh+t oil in it:confused
 

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If I go by that then even Castrol Edge is wrong which I know is ok as the castrol site said so and they have the same kind of search tool so I'm still none the wiser.

I think now-a-days it doesn't really matter what oil you use tbh as long as it's the correct weight for the climate you're in and it is fully synthetic. If I'm wrong then please do say so. (or at least for my car anyway)

I think since this is a question that gets asked on a regular basis there should be a sticky dedicated to oils and before you say there is one already I mean there should be a seperate sticky in each technical section eg. E36, E46, E92, M etc... of a few select oils we can use in our cars, say a top 5 oils to choose from and then the question will hopefully not be asked as much as it does.

I'm sure opie or oilsman or whoever he is called :hihi could do the write up when he has a spare hour or two from home and post it up to the forums techical sections. I dare say he/they will get custom out of it anyway especially if the sticky has links. Anyway just an idea but an idea I think needs addressing.

Sorry for dragging the post out :hihi :thumbsup
 

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Hey guys and girls, my local Tesco superstore has Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 4l for £11.38 at the moment. Hurry down to yours to get some while stocks last. Shelves were empty last Friday night, got 5 more again here.
went to local tesco yesterday and they were selling castrol EDGE 0W-30 FOR £10.36 PER 1 litre container..so youve got a bargain with the magnatec.:thumbsup
 

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I'm sure opie or oilsman or whoever he is called :hihi could do the write up when he has a spare hour or two from home and post it up to the forums techical sections. I dare say he/they will get custom out of it anyway especially if the sticky has links. Anyway just an idea but an idea I think needs addressing.
He does his best :hihi

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f74/oil-back-to-basics-t55977/

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f74/cheap-magnatec-5w-30-at-tescos-t70329/page2.html

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f74/guide-to-oils-for-bmws-t37452/

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f85/brake-fluid-explained-t67276/
 
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