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Castrol GTX 20W-50

Is this engine oil suitable for 1994 525i it says it Meets APL SL\CF.
Exceeds APL SL high temperature test

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Basically those numbers mean it is 20 weight oil when it is cold and 50 weight when it is hot. it should be fine for that motor tho i would recommend 10w30. with the heavier oil you should find the motor quieter tho in extreme cold temperature it will be harder to turn over.

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