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    Need Oil

    I'm in Georgetown Colorado and it looks like I'm getting low on oil. I have the BMW 15w 50 synthetic in now.
    Is there any readily available substitute to add half a quart, or a quart?
    I have half a quart sitting at home, which I didn't think I'd need to bring.
    I suppose I could add some motorcycle 10 40 from the auto parts store.
    Any ideas?
    dc

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    Find an auto parts store and get a quart that is close: a 20w50 dino would work, or a 20W50 or 15W50 synthetic would work. Get motorcycle oil if you can find it - Auto Zone and O'Reilly both carry some. Otherwise, viscosity is the most important characteristic.

    If headed west, get to the BMW dealership at Grand Junction and buy a spare quart.
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    Consider t,hat BMW doesn't make oil; put some Mobile 1 in it or something close, or something not close. It isn't going to really matter anyway. Oh yeah,; forget all that stuff your dealer told you.

    This is why I use Castrol 20w50. I can always find something that's close,...... or not.
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    I'm headed north thru' Rocky Mtn Park. I came thru' Grand Junction today, from Green River Utah.
    There's a Carquest and Napa in Estes Park, I'll see what they have.
    Thanks
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    downhill from EP on 36 is Loveland. about 35 miles to a KTM dealer, about 37 to Northern Colo Eurosports- BMW, Duc, Triumph.

    just sayin'.
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    If there is any cycle shops around they might carry Spectro brands, Spectro is who BMW uses to bottle their oil (so they also produce it) in North America, so I would recommend Spectro as being as close to the oil in the engine now as possible, without actually going to a dealer. I have been told by others the additives in the oil are probably different than what BMW specifies, but myself I doubt it, same stuff. Spectro Platinum is the full synthetic.
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    Add synthetic

    I would, but I'd rather add any synthetic, car or motorcycle.

    How low is it?
    Last edited by CarolinaRT; 09-25-2012 at 12:40 AM. Reason: just wondering
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    Smile need oil

    love these oil posts.

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    Oil is good.

    Some oil is good.
    No oil is very very bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott.lambert View Post
    Some oil is good.
    No oil is very very bad.
    Most. Useful. First. Post. EVER!
    (and welcome to the club, Scott)
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    Hi Scott ! Welcome to the asylum
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