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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 29th, 2010, 10:36 am Thread Starter
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K1200LT Oil filter

Has anyone used a Wix Oil filter (#57936)? Also Joe Gibbs Driven has a 15W-50 synthetic hot rod oil meant for engines that sit for periods of time. It has a high level of Zinc compared to most oils. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 29th, 2010, 11:01 am
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Re: K1200LT Oil filter

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Perhaps selecting an oil based that is "meant for engines that sit for periods of time", means you got the wrong bike.

Perhaps better suited for a Harley

Seriously though, oil, filters, tires are beaten to death. I would use a WIX filter, but, I have used 4 or 5 different brands. No feeling about zinc addition to oil, does it do a better job with moisture or is it to provide sacrificial protection against galvanic corrosion?

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Re: K1200LT Oil filter

Go to the Castrol website and check out the formulation for their 20W50 4T motorcycle oil. Zinc was removed from automotive oils in order to meet EPA standards. Castrol left it in their MC oils for additional protection.

BTW this oil meets the standards required by BMW for the LT.

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Re: K1200LT Oil filter

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Has anyone used a Wix Oil filter (#57936)? Also Joe Gibbs Driven has a 15W-50 synthetic hot rod oil meant for engines that sit for periods of time. It has a high level of Zinc compared to most oils. Any thoughts?
I just put a NAPA 7936 ( made by WIX) on my LT. Fits and works with my oil filter wrench. Only thing was it cost me $17

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