Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Ok - I did an oil change - something is not right
OK, Iím not sure what is going on here, but I have no doubt someone will tell me what I did wrong.
(BTW: K1200GT 2007 with low miles)
The Problem: I changed my oil (myself) and now if it sits for a few days without running, when I start it up, the top clanks a bit till the oil reaches up top. (itís cold, not sure if that is a problem). Also my engine / clutch seems to be squeaking a bit now, when I let it out.
I finally broke down and did my oil change myself via the procedure outlined on the board. It worked fine. I drained the top oil reservoir as well as the bottom drain plug and filter.
This is where I get squirrelly. My BMW shop mechanic suggested Amsoil, but I couldnít wait for my order delivery (typically Iím a big fan for my cars). I researched the board and read my owners manual. Everyone has various opinions about oil, so I settled on what my BMW manual stated. Castrol GPS 10W-40 (SAE 10W40; API SG; JA- SO MA). The closest I could find was Castrol Power RS Racing 4T SAE 10W-40.
OK, any thoughts, suggestions, have I done wrong or missed something?