Who got something but 15W-50 at break-in service

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  1. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    Looking at various threads I keep seeing the 15W-50 the manual calls out for my 2017 F700GS and wonder if I should contact service dept. why my receipt shows I got 5W-40 or if that's a common alternate choice. (This is a topic for me now because I just put my receipt away this weekend, it had been in my jacket since break-in service.)
    ("Alternate choice", my thinking there is like for example I ran a "winter oil" and a "summer oil" in my 500cc thumper I had in Germany)

    So who got 15W-50 and who got something else?




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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Long timer

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    always 15-50, that's what the manufacturer recommends.
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  3. bmwroadsterca

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    Check out the sticker under the seat and toward the rear.

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  4. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    I'd likely not deviate if I made the choice myself, this was done by BMW dealer, while not the manufacturer, they should still know why they deviate.

    I may be blind and don't see a sticker relating any oil related information. (Did find it interesting to see 87 AKI on a sticker on the fake tank, that was pretty unexpected find, will reread that during day it may be too early to actually read full sentences on a flashlight lit black sticker with skinny white writing)

    Dealership will be open today, I think I'll just shoot them an email and find out why there's a deviation from manufacturer recommended viscosity.


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  5. bmwroadsterca

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    Sticker.JPG

    The sticker says you can use
    10W30
    or
    10W40
    or
    10W50
    or
    15W40
    or
    15W50
    or
    20W40
    or
    20W50
    "IN RELATION TO OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE"

    So there you go.
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  6. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    I use everything from 5w40 to 20w50....what ever is available when I'm traveling....as long as it's got the JASO-MA2 classification I'm good to go.
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  7. johnparjr

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    Mine is in for service next week I’ll let you know
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  8. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    Apparently their ERP system is worse than ours.

    83212365963 is part number of oil used and is 15W-50, the 5W-40 was a typo.



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  9. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I see now:

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    Totally different than yours.

    "In relation to outside temperature" is how I changed oil on my last bike, but it was not under a warranty and I was in charge of doing what's best :)

    Killed by the glare is the 87AKI which interestingly contradicts the 89AKI in manual, which is only an option...Wouldn't have expected to find the option spec printed on stock parts.


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  10. farqhuar

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    My sticker is similar, and I also read it as stating lower octane is ok. However, you'll find the manual has an asterisk re fuel types, and that lower octane fuel is only acceptable if the dealer has made the necessary ecu mod.
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  11. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    Exactly, so I find it fascinating to see it, where people love to sue for anything "but the sticker said 87!"


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  12. Strawdog

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    An oil thread ! My 2012 F800 came with oil in the engine have no clue what it was. 80000 miles later all worry about is to remember to put oil drain plug back in after an oil change.:baldy

    As the experts can tell what oil by how drains and the taste. :rofl
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  13. morfic

    morfic Been here awhile

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    As there were no pros and cons discussed, does it qualify as one of those oil threads?


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