Originally Posted by tkirklan
Whats the recomended synthetic oil to use on the LT. Do you recomend staying with the BMW Oil?
Hey, Terry - good to see ya on here.
Man, don't do a search on this - you'll be up for three nights, reading all the oil thread chit!!
Tell ya what me and ole Toad use, and have been using for the past 8 years. Amsoil 20W/50 synth, and their oil filter. We change it in the garage, and try to do it every 3,000 miles, or close to it. We also use the Amsoil gear lube for the tranny and the final drive. Change those on the same schedule. Overkill prolly, butt we don't lose any sleep over it.
Any of the usual synthetics you find at a dealer's shop are gonna work. Mobil 1 gets good mentions, as does the ?Spectra?, as does the BMW brand (which may be made by the same manufacture - I'm not sure). Redline gets talked about a lot for the tranny/final drive. Other folks will be here shortly to add to the thread - you may find that there are no 'bad' synths for the LT's engine, least none I know of.
You doin' your own oil change, or working with Tulsa/Bentonville/Little Rock?? All good for the most part, btw.
Take care, Terry - best regards.