I put synthetic oil in my X5 recently. How often should I change it? I
went for a oil change at a place where they had never touched a X5 and
so they could not reset the on board computer and they could not tell
me how often should I change the oil. All they knew was that they were
putting synthetic oil. It freaked me out but now I have to deal with
what they have put in.
BMW would have you believe that their oil specification is special and that
only this should ever be used. However a selection of their engines are
fitted to Land Rover vehicles and have the same service schedule but with a
much wider choice of oil quality grades [due to the specifications being
Internationally recognised cross-brand ones] and viscosity grades for given
As far as filters go then any equivalent quality pattern item will do the
job as is the case with any other car brand.
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