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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2008, 10:17 am Thread Starter
 
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Synthetic Oil

My 99' K12RS is due for its first oil change since I bought it. Looking for advice/suggestions on what brand/weight of synthetic oil to use.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2008, 10:31 am
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I've been using Castrol Syntec Blend 20W/50 with good results. It exceeds the API service rating SH, which BMW requires.

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Mobile1 Synthetic 20w-50 here going on three years, 35,000 miles
I've done some serious research on "Motorcycle" oil vs. "Automotive" oil there is no difference but a high price when it has "Motorcycle" on it.

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There is a very good recent 26 motorcycle oil comparison white paper entitled "A Study of Motorcycle Oils" which explains the differences between todays motorcycle and automotive oils, as well as name brand test results of a dozen standard motorcycle oil tests performed by an independent laboratory. I don't think I am allowed to post the link, but email or PM me and I will send it.
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CSB 20w 50......54000 miles....no leaks...no problems
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There is a very good recent 26 motorcycle oil comparison white paper entitled "A Study of Motorcycle Oils" which explains the differences between todays motorcycle and automotive oils, as well as name brand test results of a dozen standard motorcycle oil tests performed by an independent laboratory. I don't think I am allowed to post the link, but email or PM me and I will send it.
You can post the link right

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I can try. But it was censored the last time.
Amsoil white paper
If it doesn't work, just email or PM me.

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i would think any major brand of synthetic oil is ok to use. i use mobil 1, 20/50, but only because of a thought. all pure synthetic oil is good, if it meets the standards. my wife has an '06 bmw 330i auto, and all service is included from the dealer for 4yrs. they only want to see the car every 15k miles for oil change. they fully warrant the engine, so they must think synthetic holds up pretty good.
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I use Mobil 20-50 because I think it is good oil, but also I can get it in any town most any Walmart, regardless of where I am in the US. I like to use products that are easily accessible. I use Red Line products in the tranny and final and you can ususally get those at auto parts stores but a least at any race shop.

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I use Silkolene and have been for 3 years . 81,000 and still going strong on my 03 GT
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