Shell To Be BMW Recommended Oil Supplier

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Cool. My purchase Syntrax oil was again from eBay UK supplier cannot remember who but £15 including VAT and delivery.
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This is part of a Castrol Recommendation Guide which was supplied in the document pack for my 2010 RT.

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Until Shell appears next month its been Power 1 Racing 15-50 for all non water cooled boxers since 2012.  Then its anybody guess.
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DaygloDavid wrote:I use Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10w-50 Fully Synthetic.
DaygloDavid wrote:BMW (in conjunction with Castrol), have downgraded the engine oil specification from 10w-50 Fully Synthetic API SL to 15w-50 Part Synthetic API SJ.

I will continue to use the higher specification oil which was originally recommended by BMW for the Twin Cam Models.

The 15w-50 viscosity range is not one of those recommended in the 2012 RT Rider's Manual.
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Has anyone seen any signs of Shell oils replacing Castrol at your BMW Dealer.
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DaygloDavid wrote: Has anyone seen any signs of Shell oils replacing Castrol at your BMW Dealer.

Well down here in the South all I have seen is Castrol Oil still. I have also done a nerd search to see if Shell have produced a 5W40 oil yet for the LC bikes and have found nothing.
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Hi David, same here my Kent  local Dealer still stocks Castrol  only,  just  last week I  checked out the oil prices , and their racks were full of this brand only  -  so much for the release that they were changing over to Shell.  I should have asked about it whilst I was there.    ....... ::)
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I once remembered an announcement that Uvex  were going to be producing BMW helmets.  That never happened either. Here in the East Midlands its still all Castrol. 
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Levisp wrote:I have also done a nerd search to see if Shell have produced a 5W40 oil yet for the LC bikes and have found nothing.
Shell do produce Advance 4T Ultra Scooter,

http://www.shell.com/global/products-se ... ooter.html,

Available viscosity grade: SAE J 300 5W-40. Formulation meets: API SN, JASO MA2.

Castrol Power 1 Racing SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2 is recommended for LC Models.
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stelyn wrote:just last week I checked out the oil prices


Weather permitting, I will be taking my RT to Cooper BMW Sunderland next week for an Annual Service.

I will be supplying Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10w-50 Fully Synthetic at a cost of £10 per litre.

http://moto-oil.co.uk/castrol-power-1-racing-4t-10w-50
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I bought 8 litres of Castrol Power 1 Racing 5W-40 from Germany worked out including VAT and delivery £7.77 / litre.


However this is even a better deal
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-70-L-Castro ... 19fdada408


Works out as £6.71 / litre.
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David if I put Scooter oil in my bike I wouldn't hear the end of it from my mates!
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Levisp wrote:David if I put Scooter oil in my bike I wouldn't hear the end of it from my mates!
Looks like it's just packaging, the specification (API) is actually higher than that of the Castrol.

I seem to remember speaking to OPIE Oils http://www.opieoils.co.uk/ & they confirmed this.
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Thanks Peter, I don't use ebay & prefer to deal with OPIE using their "Price Beater" offer to match the Moto-Oil price.
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