Best oil for my 2002 BMW 325 CI

Asked by Oct 28, 2016 at 07:04 PM about the 2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I  just bough a 2002 BMW 325 CI with 160,000
miles ...  It doesn't smoke at all!  From a cold start,
while driving,  or just idling ... no smoke at all ! I am
the third owner and want to make sure I put the
best oil in it to keep it running as well as it is ...  I
was told to use Castrol oil 40wt but also  have
heard many others say that they're  using  mobile 1   
Oil not sure of the .(wt) ...  both been synthetic  .

I'm the third car owner, and the second owner, she
had no idea what Oil was used in it.

Recommendations for what oil I should use ?

Thanks

3 Answers

96,415

I would use what the factory recommends. Look in the owners manual for oil recommendations. There probably also is a decal of some kind under the hood or on the dipstick telling you what oil to use.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanx!

275,765

BMW recommends 5W-30 Full Synthetic LL-01. Enthusiasts use Mobil 1 0-40W as it can be found for less at places like Walmart in 5qt jugs.

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 34,093 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,209.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,400
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,740
  • #3
    grolyate
    Reputation
    1,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
472 Great Deals out of 16,483 listings starting at $995
Used BMW M3
28 Great Deals out of 1,829 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
750 Great Deals out of 26,239 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
247 Great Deals out of 12,448 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
342 Great Deals out of 41,800 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda Accord
790 Great Deals out of 89,573 listings starting at $1,444
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
511 Great Deals out of 21,795 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 7 Series
113 Great Deals out of 5,246 listings starting at $3,950
Used BMW 6 Series
68 Great Deals out of 2,450 listings starting at $5,995
Used BMW X5
396 Great Deals out of 16,752 listings starting at $2,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
371 Great Deals out of 31,504 listings starting at $3,000
Used BMW M5
8 Great Deals out of 526 listings starting at $11,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 3 Series For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 7,737 listings starting at $29,994
2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 3,210 listings starting at $23,925
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,094 listings starting at $14,688
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
192 Great Deals out of 3,529 listings starting at $13,895
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
226 Great Deals out of 3,777 listings starting at $11,979

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.