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Old 09-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #16
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:33 AM   #17
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Yeah, manufacturers web site will probably have it all explained.

Bottom line is, you can not scientifically prove which oil is better.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #18
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Yeah, manufacturers web site will probably have it all explained.

Bottom line is, you can not scientifically prove which oil is better.
Well Amsoil did, so..... you can take it or leave it....but just because YOU (the almighty all-knower about oil science) choose to leave it does not mean that Amsoil's scientific findings are null.

To claim that one cannot prove which oils are better than others via science is ridiculous. Did you even take the time to read the damn thing?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #19
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:30 AM   #20
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:10 PM   #21
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I use Shell Rotell T6 in every motor I own. It cost $20 a gallon at wallyworld or $21 a gallon at your local auto parts store. I get it at the auto parts store because I hate seeing this:

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #22
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Which oil for F800?
Tough decision for me

BMW recommendation:
BMW Motorrad High Performance Öl 15W-50


http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/se/sv/ser...MC_2012_MD.pdf


Castrol recommendation (by Manufacturer's recommendation):

Castrol Power RS 4T 10W-40

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/ifram...tentId=7081455


Castrol is a full synthetic, Bmw oil is probably not synthetic. I understand Castrol recommendation as a recommendation from Rotax??? Because the Rotax is engine manufacturer.

What are your thoughts on all of this?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #23
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When switching over from Regular oil to synthetic, I will use a semi-synthetic oil for two oil changes (every 3000 kms) before I go to full synthetic.

It's just me..........No science behind it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #24
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Why do you think that it is best to do this?
Thank you for your opinion!
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #25
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Why do you think that it is best to do this?
Thank you for your opinion!
Some 30 or so years ago that was the "proper" way to break-in an engine.
Start with mineral, then go to semi synth (or full later on).

There was maybe some background to this back then, but nobody could
prove it then, same as now.

It makes sense either way, just like the 2 different break-in procedure
camps (do it by the manual, or trash it from day one).
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #26
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Yes, I heard about this two ways break- in the engine.
Interesting theory, especially the other one with full-throttle (gas do kraja) on the highway
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #27
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Yes, I heard about this two ways break- in the engine.
Interesting theory, especially the other one with full-throttle (gas do kraja) on the highway
Even the 'gas do jaja' theory includes varying the throttle as much as
possible so..
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #28
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This is another popular choice in the USA.



++++++++1 This is were its at...........12000 miles without a change and ill bet that shit still looks brand new

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #29
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I use Shell Rotell T6 in every motor I own. It cost $20 a gallon at wallyworld or $21 a gallon at your local auto parts store. I get it at the auto parts store because I hate seeing this:


Are you kidding?!?!?! This is the ONLY reason I go to Walmart. Any single random person at Walmart will have one or more of following three characteristics... 1) Multiple food/oil stains on clothes or 2) an impressively bad hair do or 3) some form of sleepwear on (slippers, flannel pants, etc). This is SCIENTIFICALLY proven and I'm even working on a mathematical equation for it. Also, the clientele at autoparts stores here in SC are just as bad if not worse than Wallyworld.

On the VW TDI club forum I'm a member of, oil discussions are also all the rage (pun intended). However, there is a good bit of science over there by Used Oil Analysis. However, not sure that it is relevant/worthwhile here... I say buy something that meets OEM specs, that you like, and run it!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #30
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OK, but this oil- Amsoil can not be obtained in the EU.
Does anyone know which oil is filled into a container of BMW Motorrad High Performance Öl.
I love to hang out manufacturer's recommendations, but do not want to pay too much.
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