Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is it ok to use castrol 5w30 full synthetic

asked by on

I have been putting BMW factory oil 5w30 is it ok if I use castrol full synthetic 5w30

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

To prevent potential engine damage, use only engine oil meeting BMW Long-Life rating LL-01 and of the correct viscosity according to your Owner’s Manual. The following products "might" meet the BMW LL-01 specifications, however, you will have to check the current labeling on these products to be sure they still do:

Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0w-30 Mobil 1 SAE 0w-40 Penzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5w-30 Valvoline SynPower SAE 5w-30 Amsoil European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil Amsoil European Car Formula 0W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil

Should you need a trained professional to make an oil selection for you and change the oil and filter, then YourMechanic offers services to do this at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Coolant reservoir dash light.

The reservoir could have a crack in it or the hoses to the reservoir could have the clamps loose or the hose could be split causing the coolant leak. If there is a coolant leak, then the coolant pressure will...

Q: whats the cost of replacing timing chains and plugs cover gaskets and plug wires?

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your timing chain has worn to the point of affecting engine performance. This is commonly caused by worn guides, or a stretched chain, both of which cannot be repaired, only replaced....

Q: Car wouldnt accelerate,did tune up, now wont start.02/bmw/325ci.I bought a new battery.

Hi Charlie. Thanks for writing in today. There are a few things I would start with in regards to tracing your hard to start issue. First, if you have access to a professional digital scanner, complete a full download to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.