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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2013, 09:19:19 pm »
Just got a call from the dealer , they have a credit for me  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

whats the 'credit" .. some more "lube" ( Vaseline)    ;D
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2013, 10:17:09 pm »
Thee say the truth but thee shall acknowledge the man got good service.


meaning he was cheated and then refunded?
 

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2013, 06:19:19 am »
Yes a money credit , I asked them to keep it for my next service.  :thumleft:
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2013, 08:19:49 am »
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?

BMW on call will bring it? :peepwall:
Apparently you need a special tool to open the oil filler cap too?
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2013, 09:58:11 am »
 :laughing4:

Yes well as previously indicated I would rather take my '05 on a RTW than the '13.

Having said that, Touratech did take the LC for a hectic trip in Madagascar without having BMW on call. While testing their own stuff. So I guess a German from Europe had the balls to take a bike that has zero to little factory support and uses Unobtanium oil to places where few of us would apparently dare.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2013, 10:34:01 am »
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?

BMW on call will bring it? :peepwall:
Apparently you need a special tool to open the oil filler cap too?
The tool is supplied, use the plastic screwdriver handle
 

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2013, 12:53:37 pm »
Comes with tools? A step in the right direction!
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2013, 10:48:58 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.

Ek het dieselfed fight met die 2 verskillende BMW dealers in die Kaap gehad.  Toe ek my 1000km diens doen, charge hulle my R1088 vir 4L engine oil.  My fout wat ek gemaak het, is dat ek eers na die tyd die ander dealer gebel het vir hulle pryse.  Hulle prys was net so oor die R800 vir die 4L olie.

Ek het 'n complaint by BMW SA ingegee en die dealer wat my overcharge, bel my en se dat die ander een 'n calculation fout gemaak het en kon my nooit soveel vra nie.  MAAR in dieselfde woorde weier hy om my 'n discount/refund te gee vir die overcharge.  Net van daai dag af het ek besluit ek sal hulle nooit weer support nie.   >:(

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2013, 06:22:31 am »
Praat met die dealer voor julle die bike laat diens! Ek weet daar is 'n paar dealers wat die "BMW" version van die Castrol gebruik teen R250-00 'n liter, dan is daar weer ander delares wat die olie deur Castrol self kry, en dit vir baie minder verkoop!
 

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2013, 08:12:32 am »
Goeie raad Herman.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2013, 07:48:37 pm »
Praat met die dealer voor julle die bike laat diens! Ek weet daar is 'n paar dealers wat die "BMW" version van die Castrol gebruik teen R250-00 'n liter, dan is daar weer ander delares wat die olie deur Castrol self kry, en dit vir baie minder verkoop!

Herman, ek het vir Castrol gebel in die Kaap en hulle bring nie die 5W40 olie in.  Dis net BMW self. 
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2013, 05:03:35 am »
5W40 is vir die koue lande , hier by ons is die 10W40 100%.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2013, 06:17:35 am »
Praat met die dealer voor julle die bike laat diens! Ek weet daar is 'n paar dealers wat die "BMW" version van die Castrol gebruik teen R250-00 'n liter, dan is daar weer ander delares wat die olie deur Castrol self kry, en dit vir baie minder verkoop!

Herman, ek het vir Castrol gebel in die Kaap en hulle bring nie die 5W40 olie in.  Dis net BMW self. 

Weet nie of hulle dit deur Castrol SA kry of hoe nie, maar hulle het Castrol! Ek sal vanmiddag bietjie meer uitvind! Dalk is dit soos Paul sÍ die 10W40!
 

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2013, 08:23:23 am »
Ek verstaan dat die 5W40 is vir die kouer lande.  Ek's net bang jy gooi die 10W40 in en dan draai BMW om wanneer iets fout gaan en se sorry, jy het verkeerde olie ingegooi en jou engine het nie warranty nie.   :deal:

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2013, 08:27:02 am »
Die dealers in die Kaap vir Castrol is Lube Marketing.  Hulle het my gese dat die Castrol 5W40 nie deur hulle ingebring word nie wat beteken dat BMW 'n ooreenkoms het met Castrol self en hulle alleenlik die olie inbring en verkoop!


Is daar enige iemand daar buite wat 'n mens meer in details kan verduidelik wat die verskil tussen die 5W40 en 10W40 is op die einde van die dag?
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2013, 09:06:18 am »
Die dealers in die Kaap vir Castrol is Lube Marketing.  Hulle het my gese dat die Castrol 5W40 nie deur hulle ingebring word nie wat beteken dat BMW 'n ooreenkoms het met Castrol self en hulle alleenlik die olie inbring en verkoop!


Is daar enige iemand daar buite wat 'n mens meer in details kan verduidelik wat die verskil tussen die 5W40 en 10W40 is op die einde van die dag?

Ek is nou nie 'n expert nie, maar soos ek verstaan het die 5 en 10 natuurlik met die olie se dukte te doen! Waar 'n 5 meer smering gee as die 10 met "cold-startup".
 

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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2013, 09:18:22 am »
This must be specific only to the LC as the guys in Stellenbosch put Shell Helix in my Oil Cooled 1200GS
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2013, 09:21:41 am »
Herman jy is reg , my bakkie gebruik 0W30 want die pushrods lÍ so te sÍ horisontaal in die V van die engine , as ek ander olie gebruik kan ek die tappets hoor raas.
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2013, 09:39:57 am »
This must be specific only to the LC as the guys in Stellenbosch put Shell Helix in my Oil Cooled 1200GS

After clutch problems issues with the R 1200GS LC BMW has issued a statement that ONLY Castrol Power 1 Racing in the viscosity grade 5W40 is approved to be used in the R1200GS LC.

If you use any other oil EVEN WITH THE SAME SPECS (synthetic JASO MA SAE5W40, I sell this stuff from Ravenol for R 72 per litre) :o and the bike develops clutch problems issues BMW will not fix it under warranty.

That's not a problem but plain pathetic if you ask me.

BTW I have spoken to a sales rep at Castrol SA and made them aware of the situation. They are currently not selling the Power1 in 5W40 in SA but this might change in the future. Probably more likely than BMW dropping the silly oil recommendation ???
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Re: BMW engin oil
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2013, 05:53:06 pm »
Hier is 'n plek in die Brackenfell wat olie samples ontleed na elke service.  Ek het hulle gekontak en is toe gevra om die tegniese ouens te kontak in Durban.

Durban se woorde was dat die 5W40 en die 10W40 albei sintetiese olie is. (Castrol in die geval)
Die 5W40 is vir Europe en USA omdat hulle klimaat baie kouer is as hier in SA.
Die 10W40 is meer as goed genoeg as 'n replacement en sal niks aan die engine doen nie.

5W40 se vescosity (sorry vir die spelling) is 65
10W40 se vescosity is 90. 

Volgens die company kan niks verkeerd gaan nie want albei is sinteties en is 'n Castrol produk.
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