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2009 BMW M3 Sedan: In Need of Oil

December 06, 2009

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Yesterday our long-term 2009 BMW M3 informed me that its V8 needed a quart of oil. Easy enough. I checked the owner's manual, which stated very clearly that BMW recommends Castrol brand and the engine needs synthetic oil in a variety of acceptable viscosities.

I bought a quart of Castol Syntec 10W-40 and poured it in. Cost? $6.99 plus tax.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 13,004 miles

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