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01-09-2011 09:30 PM #1
Is Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic safe on 2001 530i?
The "service and warranty information" booklet that came with my 2001 530i lists the following as approved synthetic oil:
0. BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Oil* (07510017866)
1. BMW 5w30
2. Mobil 1 5w30
3. Mobil 1 5w40
When I searched bmwusa.com, the following is listed as approved oil(in addition to BMW 5w30):
* Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
* Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
* Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
* Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30
Does this list apply only to newer BMW cars? Can I still safely use Mobil 1 5w30 as listed on my maintenance manual? I don't feel like mixing Mobil 1 0w40 with BMW 5w30. Any thoughts?
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