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Offline Big Dog

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Oil type
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:26:57 PM »
I’ve searched but can’t find a thread on oil type for oil changes. Can someone direct me please. I’m sure this subject has been beat to death somewhere in here.

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Re: Oil type
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 01:48:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Big Dog [+]
I’ve searched but can’t find a thread on oil type for oil changes. Can someone direct me please. I’m sure this subject has been beat to death somewhere in here.

Thanks,



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Re: Oil type
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 04:01:08 PM »
I’ll digress!!

When the two forums were running the other was mainly American and this one British with a few Europeans,us lot over here are far more inclined to use a dealer consequently there are not all that many oil threads that you usually get plus more often than not you guys have a different selection.

It most certainly has to be fully syn and 5/40 where it gets complicated is folks are confronted with the price and one of the solutions that crop up on the American boards for the K series which uses the same is Shell Rotella.

Over here I use Silkolene Pro 4 but would be just as happy using Motul.

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Re: Oil type
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 05:41:24 PM »
Extra virgin olive.
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Re: Oil type
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 07:53:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Karlb [+]
Extra virgin olive.



I do not think Olive was a virgin or even an extra Virgin, after Popey had his way..
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 07:54:21 PM by Bree »
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Re: Oil type
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 10:49:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
I do not think Olive was a virgin or even an extra Virgin, after Popey had his way..

LOL.. :008:

I use an Aussie made Penrite full synthetic 10w50....but as mentioned, most modern oils are pretty good these days.

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Re: Oil type
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 04:41:51 PM »
10/50 blimey no wonder you use a manual cam chain tensioner,I had enough hassle with K and 10/50.

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Re: Oil type
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 09:15:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
10/50 blimey no wonder you use a manual cam chain tensioner,I had enough hassle with K and 10/50.

Actually...the tensioner didn't even work with the factory supplied "running-in" oil.. :027: Didn't even make it to the first 1000km service.. :151:

The 10w50 works fine in our 40c+ ambient temps... :028:

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Re: Oil type
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 02:58:54 PM »
Sorry to go :450:  but is the manual cam chain tensioner the same as for the R & RR ones - they seem to be vastly differing prices available ? Southern Cal MW - APE - Alpha racing etc ..

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Re: Oil type
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 05:07:30 PM »
When I was looking to change mine APE told me that the R, RR, & XR were the same. they are the most expensive but look the business. But in the end I went with the Upgraded Hydraulic one from BMW.
I have had know problems since fitting.
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