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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2014, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, new to the forum, asking for my hubby. We recently got a 2007 Cooper, and he is asking if it's best on fully synthetic oil and what grade? Or what would you recommend?
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I would say fully 5w 30 is a good starting point.
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Any fully synthetic 5W-30 or 5W-30 or 0W-40 oil with ACEA A3/B3 and BMW LL-01 certification is recommended,
especially if the car is still under warranty.
Usually that means:

MINI (Castrol) 5W-30
Castrol Syntec 5W-40
Mobil 1 0W-40
Valvoline SynPower 5W-40
Valvoline MaxLife 5W-30

There may be others that meet the specs, especially in different parts of the world.

(These are the USA market names - yours may differ, so go by the specs)

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in the USA group III dino oils are legally labeled synthetic, some of which cristo listed. there are very few REAL group IV + V oils on the market. not sure if this law change pertains to other countries. lots to read + learn on oil forums for sure!
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