BMW 5 Series: Oil types for refilling - Engine oil - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Oil types for refilling

Notes

Oil additives may lead to engine damage.◀ No oil additives
Oil additives may lead to engine damage.◀

When selecting an engine oil, ensure that Viscosity grades for engine oils
When selecting an engine oil, ensure that the engine oil belongs to one of the viscosity grades SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40, and SAE 5W-30 or malfunctions or engine damage may occur.◀

The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the engine.

Some types of oils in some cases are not available in all countries.

Approved oil types

Additional information about the approved

Additional information about the approved types of oils can be requested from the service center.

Alternative oil types

If the approved engine oils are not available, up to 1 US quart/liter of an oil with the following specification can be added:

Oil change

    Adding engine oil
    Filler neck Only replenish the maximum oil amount of 1 US quart/liter if the message is displayed in the instrument cluster or the oil level has dropped to just at the lower mark of the dipst ...

    Oil change
    An oil change should be carried out by your service center only. ...

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