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My oil level on my BMW 318i is low ( yellow light not red yet). I can't get to a garage but have found an old bottle of Shell HELIX ULTRA AV-L (5W-30) fully synthetic motor oil in the shed. Its designed for Volkswagen. Can I use this for my bimmer? Please advise. thanks!
 

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It’s not recommended for your bmw but shouldn’t do any harm as it’s a quality oil. Better to have enough oil in even if it’s not spot on rather than risking potential losing oil pressure.
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Thanks, Jim! I did just that. Bit of a risk but less risky than too little oil.
 

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No risk in doing that. Did u check the oil level on the dipstick? How much oil did u add? Any oil leaks?
Keep an eye on oil level (dipstick) and plan 4 an oil change.
 
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