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    Engine Oil Question (re: oilhead GSA)

    I carry BMW's 20W50, but I "misunderestimated" the amount of oil left in the quart I bring on road trips for my '09 GSA. As luck would have it, there would be no BMW shop on my route until Sunday. And of course, they'd be closed both Sunday and Monday.

    Question: Since obviously BMW doesn't manufacture their own oil, what brand or brands out there offer the same or similar engineered characteristics to the BMW labeled oil?

    I purchased some Castrol RS V-Twin 4T 20W50 - which is a synthetic - but did not find I needed to top off until I got home, so the quart is unopened.

    But this poses a second question: The BMW oil is not labeled synthetic. What hell would one end up paying if he topped off with a synthetic?

    Thanks for your insights.

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    Did you ever wonder............why oil threads keep appearing on this site ?
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    Thanks for the redirect, BC. Just what I needed.

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    You thank me now. If you read every post, you'll hate me later.

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    Ha! I read through the thread and settled on Paul Glaves contribution as the end-all, be-all.

    Beyond that, I must say, the conversation looked far more civilized than our presidential debates down here in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxthedog View Post
    Ha! I read through the thread and settled on Paul Glaves contribution as the end-all, be-all.

    Beyond that, I must say, the conversation looked far more civilized than our presidential debates down here in the states.
    Can't argue with your decision on Paul Glaves.

    As far as presidential debates go, I always forego watching and then tune in to Saturday Night Live the following week to get the real low-down.

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