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post #1 of 9 Old Sep 24th, 2010, 9:21 am Thread Starter
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Bmw recommended oil for the LT

Bmw now recommends Castrol power 1 racing 10w/50 for the Lt .
My dealer sells this oil at about £12.00 per litre .
The buisness who supplys this is Rob Hunter in Huddesfield 01749880615. Trade only
I,ve tried to get this oil from other outlets with them stating that Castrol does,nt do that spec oil so go to your dealer . Rather than riding 100 round trip last week i visited Halfords and purchased 4 litres of Castrol Power 1 4T GPS10w/40 for £29.99 .
My question is how many of you use the spec oil i purchased from Halfords .
regards numbnuts .
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post #2 of 9 Old Sep 24th, 2010, 9:30 am
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Mobil 1 5W-50 100% synthetic is what I use.
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Re: Bmw recommended oil for the LT

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Mobil 1 5W-50 100% synthetic is what I use.
Same here.
I started out using Castrol 20W50 full Synthetic & the only reason I switched is I could not find the Castrol as easy as the Mobil.

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Hi,
Have a look at Opie Oil Website.
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post #5 of 9 Old Oct 10th, 2010, 5:23 am
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Re: Bmw recommended oil for the LT

Just had my 2005 LT serviced at CW in Dorchester. They recommended and used Castrol Actevo 4T 20w-50. Cost £9.00 a litre
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Bmw now recommends Castrol power 1 racing 10w/50 for the Lt .
My dealer sells this oil at about £12.00 per litre .
The buisness who supplys this is Rob Hunter in Huddesfield 01749880615. Trade only
I,ve tried to get this oil from other outlets with them stating that Castrol does,nt do that spec oil so go to your dealer . Rather than riding 100 round trip last week i visited Halfords and purchased 4 litres of Castrol Power 1 4T GPS10w/40 for £29.99 .
My question is how many of you use the spec oil i purchased from Halfords .
regards numbnuts .
I have only just seen this.
Does this apply to all K1200Lt's as mine is coming up 3 years old and has done less than 3000 miles. I may have misheard the dealer but I think they advised not to use synthetic oil until about 10000 miles. It was a good while ago and I could well have misheard them.
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I used to get free oil from Mobil & until it runs out that's what I'll be using. Here is a pic of one free shipment.
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I use Synthetic ****** 20W50 in my LT. As a matter of a fact I use synthetic oil in every vehicle I own including my John Deere riding mower. Never had an engine failure. Love my LT.

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