Shell To Be BMW Recommended Oil Supplier

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Levisp wrote:The oil I bought from Germany was dated 18/2/14
Interesting, the date on the oil I bought from OPIE is 05/06/2014 & manufactured in the EU.
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Shell oil (packaged BMW) has recently arrived at my dealer, Pidcocks. Only saw 5-40 and 15-50 on the shelf.  Same price as the Castrol stuff.
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Same at Chandlers in Brighton. As yet no Shell branded 5W40 just BMW branded made by Shell. Asked how much ? £16/litre. I'm sticking to Castrol Power 1 4T 5W40. Just ordered 12 litres from Germany cost including delivery works out at £7.15 / litre. Just used my last batch. Completed my 12K service today.
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Same price up here.  Don't think you will ever see Shell branded bottles in dealers.
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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,

Following further research, please be aware that although this Shell Oil is 5W-40 grade, it is not suitable for wet clutch use & therefore should not be used in LC RT's.
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Motorex do a 5W-40 Boxer Oil for LC RT's.

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http://www.motorex.co.uk/stockists/stockists.html
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Looks like with the 5W-40 for LC RT's, it's another case of, (quote taken from Motorcycle Info Pages).

http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index19 ... eId=753225

"If you're a cynic like myself you'll wonder whether BMW's recommended engine oil for the R1200GS (BMW motorcycles) is actually the best engine oil you can choose or is their recommendation based on a financial 'partnership' they have with Castrol?!....I'll say no more! :-)"

For Castrol, now replace with Shell.
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In the US, folks seem to use Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 in motorcycles, does anyone use it in an LC RT.
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