quote:M50 and M52 engines (Pre 98) called for 15W-40 mineral oils( above 50F). GC, as a 30W on the thicker end of the range (its almost a 40W) is perfect for that engine. BD2 2000 323i (GC) 1999 528iT (GC) 1995 530i (Rotella syn 5w-40) 1996 A4 2.8 (Maxlife syn 5w-30)
Originally posted by liquidtiger720: So, I am hearing all these great things about German Castrol, but is it right for me? I drive a 95 525i daily and am using 20w50 dino oil right now. A popular grade among my cumminity is M1 0w40. Which should i choose?
quote:Congrats on finding GC. The production code will be in white letters on the bottome of the bottle. All GC after M0502.... will be Gold in color. M0501.... & earlier were green.
Originally posted by liquidtiger720: I bought some GC today, but I wasnt sure where to look for the production date...or whatever it is called. I'm pretty sure this is the new gold stuff...should I even use it? Most of you guys seem pretty sceptical about the new gold stuff.