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Challo

Original Poster:

2,956 posts

67 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Picked up a MCS 2002 last week and want to top up the engine oil. Trying to do some searching on the web but unsure what oil to use? Some people say i could use 0W 30, 0W 40, 5W 30 or 5W 40.

Any preference on what I should use? Or are they all pretty much the same?

si_xsi

750 posts

107 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Mini recommend castrol edge 0W 30. Not had any problems with using this type, but make sure you check levels regularly!!


Defcon5

5,270 posts

103 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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To be fair any of those will be fine I should think

DanGT

750 posts

138 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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There are a number of oil companys (Miller etc) doing the correct BMW oil spec. There are a number of parts to the spec. I did go to a Mini dealer and they could only get my 1L bottels but I could get a survice kit!!! Why not do the oil as well? But I do not now how much diffrance this makes other than you will get problems if you go to thick.

Defcon5

5,270 posts

103 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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As long as its LL04 there won't be any issues with the weights mentioned in the OP.


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