My dealer says my waterboxer has synthetic oil from the factory

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  1. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Please don't turn this into an oil thread but the owner of the shop where I purchased the bike says it has synthetic oil from the factory. In fact, went even further and says all BMW bikes now come from the factory with synthetic oil.

    I usually run dino in my boxers. Can anyone confirm if the waterboxer has synthetic oil?
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  2. krellheat

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    "Trust but verify"

    Ronald Reagan to Gorbachev.

    Have the oil in the case tested at a lab. Is there supporting documentation the dealer can provide?
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  3. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    I've never sent oil to a lab and I dont' have time before my trip next week. I need to change the oil. I bought some Rotella T6 full synthetic but started thinking the dealer might be wrong.

    Hell, I guess it doesn't matter. The R1200RT-P bikes came with synthetic from the factory and it has the same engine as the regular RT.
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  4. hammick

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    Well I may have answered my own question. The manual recommends Castrol Power 1 Racing SAE 5w40 which is a fully synthetic oil. Same oil the K1600 bikes take.
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    You could have started there and saved this whole thread.
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    That would fall under the oft given advice........RTFM
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    What fun would that be......can there ever be enough oil threads?
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    Well clearly you have nothing better to do but to read my moronic post so I'll take that as a thank you :wink:
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    Switch to Amsoil syn asap. :rofl
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    Some say dyno is better then synth,or 5-40 is better then 30 weight.
    Come on, who wants to argue oil?
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    As long as it's JASO MA for wet clutches, who cares?
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    Lots of bikes come with full synth from the factory. So no worries. :lol3

    Marc
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  14. hammick

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    Not trying to argue oil. I have owned a lot of R1200 bikes and they all ran Wal-Mart dino oil and did just fine. Was just trying to figure out if my bike with 400 mile on it has synthetic from the factory. I figured it out so let's close this one down before it becomes an oil thread pissing match.
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  15. hammick

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    Thanks. Heading down to Arkansas for four days. Lots of great roads in Arkansas.
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  16. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    anyone ever use lard instead of dino oil? I like bacon and I think I have a plan for getting my wife onboard. :deal
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  17. Thunder Pig

    Thunder Pig Been here awhile

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    I like to use the left over peanut oil after frying a turkey. Smells nice and easy to find around here as someone is always frying something!
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  18. Racegun

    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    every one could have trusted me back in 2007 and started using ROYAL PURPLE!:evil:deal:clap:1drink

    and saved a tremendous amount of worry, time, bandwith, keystrokes, headaches, money, and left a great deal of time to GO FRECKING RIDE!
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  19. trc.rhubarb

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    How does it get purple?
    My theory is it has a high RBBC that may be detrimental to motors.
    I'd highly caution against using purple oil with high RBBC (ripe blueberry content)
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  20. Thunder Pig

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    If I put RBBC in peanut oil is the same as Royal Purple? What is a good source of supply for RBBC in Florida?
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