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Offline johnny

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Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:05:30 AM »
greetings...

breaking news... just in...

bmw specs petroleum oil for the brick... and its been discontinued...

can i use this airhead oil with absolute confidence when im running the oe cat...9

j o

BULLETIN: BMW standard 20W50 oil has been discontinued and is no longer available (except for the Advantec variety for Airheads which is not recommended for bikes with catalytic converters). Effective immediately, we are shipping Bel-Ray EXL 20W50 Oil. The Bel-Ray product is a premium oil that is every bit equal to the quality of the BMW product.

BMW Motorrad’s two new engine oils, ADVANTEC ULTIMATE (this product) and ADVANTEC PRO, are jointly developed and exclusively formulated by Shell lubricants and BMW to demanding and exact specifications for top performance and long service life for BMW Motorrad high-performance engines.

Please Note: ADVANTEC Oils are sold in LITER bottles. 1 Liter = 1.05669 Quarts

Engine oil quality depends largely on its main components: the base oils. They make up approximately 75-90% of engine oil. Original BMW Engine Oils are based on the new patented PurePlus Technology™, which refines base oils from natural gas instead of crude oil. The result is crystal clear base oils that contain virtually none of the impurities found in crude oils. PurePlus Technology™ marks a breakthrough in how engine oils are formulated to provide enhanced viscosity, reduced friction and lower volatility.

Since 2012, BMW Motorrad has re-aligned its published recommendations globally to only two engine oil viscosities for all engine types:
• ADVANTEC ULTIMATE, SAE 5W-40 (API SN/JASO MA2) — recommended for the following 2005 & later models: K1200 RS/S/GT, K1300 S/GT, G450X, HP2 Sport, K1600 GT/GTL, S1000 RR/R/HP4, and all LIQUID-COOLED R1200 Models.
• ADVANTEC PRO, SAE 15W-50 (API SJ/JASO MA2) — recommended for all other models.*
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 07:33:30 AM »
The asterisk on the last line of j o's post is attached to this statement, but that doesn't mean you must stop worrying. You still have freewill.
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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 07:45:37 AM »
greetings...

needa figger out the difference between mineral oil and petroleum oil...

• ADVANTEC PRO, SAE 15W-50 (API SJ/JASO MA2) — recommended for all other models.*

j o
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 07:53:19 AM »
needa figger out the difference between mineral oil and petroleum oil...
If your oil doesn't come from a tin can, it doesn't matter.
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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 08:46:54 AM »
greetings...

i getts mines oil from out back popeyes... kinda looks likes a dumpster... im fairly certain its steel... so it doesnt matter...

j o
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Offline Chaos

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
I drain the oil out of my wife’s minivan and use that. It only has to line half as many cylinders so it should last twice as long.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
I am using the Hardley oil that leaks out of a friend's '65 Glide when it's parked at the coffee shop we hang at.  I figure that with the way it leaks, the oil can't have that many miles on it
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Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 08:06:35 PM »
15W50 Full Synthetic Mobil 1.

Unlike some here, I use no oil between changes (usually once a year, usually around 4,000 to 5,000 km)

It comes in a plastic jug  :yawl:
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Offline Martin

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 10:05:44 PM »
A mixture of 50/50 Goanna oil and eucalyptus oil. You'll never ever suffer from a blocked nose again. But you'll have to get used to coming back to find Koala's sitting on your Brick.
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Offline beemrdon

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 11:14:32 PM »
Toasted sesame oil works for Nippon bikes...
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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 06:50:11 AM »
greetings...

why full synthetic... it does not have mineral petrolium in it like bmw specs...

do you also use synthetic water in your radiator...

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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 10:00:58 AM »
greetings...

why full synthetic... it does not have mineral petrolium in it like bmw specs...

do you also use synthetic water in your radiator...

j o
I use synthetic urine in there, handy for spot drug tests, just pull a little out, it's already warm.
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Re: Petroleum Oil Discontinued
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 10:06:31 AM »
greetings...

you getts that outta the overflow bottle... you keeps aquirum heater in there set at 98.6... figgered i was the only one whos did that...

just goes to show you its a crazy crazy crazy crazy world...

j o
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