GC in my '03 BMW X5?

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I'm sure there's no "problem" with GC in my 2003 BMW X5, but does anyone have any other recommendations? I do get a little nervous about the 30-weight oil in that engine here in North Carolina, but I do realize it's thicker than most 30s. thanks, MG
 
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It is probably one of the, if not the best oil you could use in your 3.0 I6 or 4.4 v8. UOA's and recommendations by this web-site's foremost UOA Analyst back this up. Your engine probably specs a 5w-30. The BMW stuff is very good as well based on UOA's. Stick to a 7.5k oil change interval and rest very easy with any BMW LL-01 or ACEA A3 oil.
 

MaxGunner

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Thanks for the welcome, Jim. I should have specified my engine is the 3.0, but I guess the recommendation doesn't depend on that, judging from your response. The manual does call for 5w-30 or 5w-40. thanks again, MG
 
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 Originally Posted By: Spartuss
Where can GC 5w-30 be purchased? I know the 0w-30 is sold at AutoZone. Is GC 5w-30 sold there as well?
0w30 is the GC. 5w30 is just syntech. Still a good oil, but its not GC.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Jim 5
It is probably one of the, if not the best oil you could use in your 3.0 I6 or 4.4 v8. UOA's and recommendations by this web-site's foremost UOA Analyst back this up. Your engine probably specs a 5w-30. The BMW stuff is very good as well based on UOA's. Stick to a 7.5k oil change interval and rest very easy with any BMW LL-01 or ACEA A3 oil.
You have the same inline 6 as I do. I have it on paid/expert advice based upon professional analysis of my UOA's that this oil is ideal for my engine. It did a bit better than the BMW 5w-30. It is hard to find a better built oil, and it is great to know that it is an excellent match for this engine. This is based on data. If it were me and I could get it, this is the oil I would choose for this engine above anything else. That being said, the BMW stuff will do very well, and so will M1 0w-40. I wouldn't hesitate to use either.
 

MaxGunner

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Thanks All. GC it is. I'll head out to AZ at lunch today to get the sale price! I know it's the wrong forum, but I'll stick with the Redline Differential oil that I've been using and had no problems with, and probably the M1 ATF. thanks,
 
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