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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
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Your Ride: 1995 325i
Go with any of the major brands. Personally, I use Castrol GTX on my '95 325i, and with engines this old I don't see any advantage in using synthetic oil, although some may disagree. I think similarly about the "high mileage" versions, figuring that regular oil and filter changes, based on type of driving, will do the job in removing any sludge and other contaminants. Don't use any additives, whatever you need in that regard is already included in the modern formulations.
I use Mobile 1 in mine and that seems to be what a lot of people recomend. As for weights i hear a lot of variety. Some people swear by 5w-30 and others by 0w-40, and some with 10w-40. Apperantly BMW recommends 0w-40 for the 3-Series cars. I do recomend checking your owners manual to make sure.