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Offline paulb

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BMW engin oil
« on: August 12, 2013, 12:40:59 pm »
Had my LC serviced on Friday , more than R250.00 per liter oil  :o :o :o :o

The oil is Castrol Power race 1 4T  5W40 , you can get the 10W40 from Castrol for R 70.00 / liter.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 01:28:39 pm »
Where did you do the service?

Did they specify only 1 litre was used or Oil replacement?

i Did 500ml to top up oil at dealership as i dont have the oil cap tool yet, was R30.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 05:32:25 pm »
They charged me for 4 liters , the firt service cost over R 2000.00 , the oil was more than half of that.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 08:26:19 am »
They charged me for 4 liters , the firt service cost over R 2000.00 , the oil was more than half of that.

That sound rough... Where did you do the service?

I understand using alot of oil to purge the system, but @R250 a liter thats not on!
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 08:32:10 am »
Mine was also in that region, not checked the invoice yet to see where the costs were.

I had mine serviced at BMW (rimes with Campese) in Pretoria. Felt a bit like a rip-off. I am going to do some homework at the other branches: might not like the sales staff at the Southern Branch but never had issues with service gang or gear.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 08:32:54 am »
Gosh I sell synthetic Ravenol Moto 5W40 for R 72/l. Guess I'll never be rich ::)

Don't know about the pricing of the 5W40 Castrol Power 1 racing since I only sold the 10W50 variety but I believe R250 is a bit on the expensive side. I sold Castrol Power 1 Racing 10W50 for R 130/l
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 03:54:20 pm »
I did a oil change on my 800GS and used Motul 4T and that was R349 for 4L
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 05:28:15 pm »
Had my LC serviced on Friday , more than R250.00 per liter oil  :o :o :o :o

The oil is Castrol Power race 1 4T  5W40 , you can get the 10W40 from Castrol for R 70.00 / liter.

How the HELL can this be justified??? WTF!!! :o
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 05:30:31 pm »
Had my LC serviced on Friday , more than R250.00 per liter oil  :o :o :o :o

The oil is Castrol Power race 1 4T  5W40 , you can get the 10W40 from Castrol for R 70.00 / liter.

How the HELL can this be justified??? WTF!!! :o

There is a reason why the Castrol Power Race 1 4T 5W40 is more expensive. I am not saying that the R250/l that BMW charges is correct, but there is no way that you will get an oil, with the same quality spec for R70/l.

I like to use Motul 7100 full synthetic with single ester technology, and even that is close to R500 for 4 litre. The Motul 300V with double ester technology which will be equal to the Castol mentioned sell in the R700+ range for 4 litres.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 07:22:15 am »
Had my LC serviced on Friday , more than R250.00 per liter oil  :o :o :o :o

The oil is Castrol Power race 1 4T  5W40 , you can get the 10W40 from Castrol for R 70.00 / liter.

How the HELL can this be justified??? WTF!!! :o

There is a reason why the Castrol Power Race 1 4T 5W40 is more expensive. I am not saying that the R250/l that BMW charges is correct, but there is no way that you will get an oil, with the same quality spec for R70/l.

I like to use Motul 7100 full synthetic with single ester technology, and even that is close to R500 for 4 litre. The Motul 300V with double ester technology which will be equal to the Castol mentioned sell in the R700+ range for 4 litres.

Makes alot of sense... You can let them throw crap oil in your bike for R70 or put in the best @ R250...

Maybe they should just ask before throwing it in. But i would pay for the better oil  :thumleft:
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 09:06:35 am »
You can get a JASO MA synthetic SAE5W40 oil for R 72 a litre from a company with no banner ads on every race track in the whole wide world and no fancy TV ads.
Or you can buy Castrol, Motul etc.

Or you can buy a R1200GSLC, shut up and pay R250/l for Castrol
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 04:50:08 pm »
You can get a JASO MA synthetic SAE5W40 oil for R 72 a litre from a company with no banner ads on every race track in the whole wide world and no fancy TV ads.
Or you can buy Castrol, Motul etc.

Or you can buy a R1200GSLC, shut up and pay R250/l for Castrol


As ek so na jou posts kyk van die afgelope paar weke , klink jy  vir my na n ou suurgat , wat is fout ?
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 09:59:47 pm »
You can get a JASO MA synthetic SAE5W40 oil for R 72 a litre from a company with no banner ads on every race track in the whole wide world and no fancy TV ads.
Or you can buy Castrol, Motul etc.

Or you can buy a R1200GSLC, shut up and pay R250/l for Castrol


As ek so na jou posts kyk van die afgelope paar weke , klink jy  vir my na n ou suurgat , wat is fout ?


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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 10:36:03 am »
Castrol SA does not sell Power 1 Racing SAE5W40 in SA - at least not yet.

So BMW specifies an oil which is not available - except from them at a shocking price.

Clever ne ???


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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 03:51:49 pm »


I consider myself ripped a new one. But I am enjoying the bike too much to care.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2013, 10:00:59 am »
Just got a call from the dealer , they have a credit for me  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2013, 10:20:26 am »
Bazinga!

Now all the BMW naysayers: what say thee?

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2013, 12:04:14 pm »
thee sayeth:

You still sit with a bike for which you can't buy the specified oil (Castrol Power 1 racing SAE5W40 synth.) except from the BMW agents.

You can't use alternative (and available) products of identical specification since some BMW techno guru says he does not know if it will agree to the BMW's immensely high tech clutch.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2013, 02:21:08 pm »
So then I guess we will never see a new BMW do the Long Way Round, which, ironically, is the main thing that put them on the map.  Will they find a pint of this high tech stuff somewhere on the Russian Steppe?
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2013, 03:35:32 pm »
Thee say the truth but thee shall acknowledge the man got good service.
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