Best oil for my 2002 BMW 325 CI

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

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

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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.

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Thanx!

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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.

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