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    Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    Hi all.

    Can I use this oil for my bike as I have 5 L in my garage and I was going to do a filter change. Or do I need to buy the beemer oil.

    I've checked the specs and it seems to be a better oil than the BMW one.

    Its Petronas Syntium 3000 AV 5W 40.

    BMW oil is SAE 5W- 40 API SL


    The Petronas is SAE 5W-40 API SN ACEAC3 and is BMW Longlife 04 approved. Upon researching API SN is better than API SL

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    LL04 is car oil. I know cause its in my E90 330i
    So is, Petronas Syntium 3000

    Motorcycle oil is different.

    - Alex
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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    SPRINTA F900 5W-40

    Is the recommended oil from Petronas.

    - Alex

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    Alex is correct. Cars don't have their gearbox and clutch inside the ‘engine’ ie using the same oil, so motorcycle oil has to be very different to car oil, ie cope with the shear forces of a gearbox and not make your wet clutch slip ..... unless your running an old BMW RT, GS where the engine, gearbox and clutch are all separate.

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    They put "motorcycle" in front of oil and charge 30% more im convinced

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    A a lot more complex product for a way smaller market....

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    They put "motorcycle" in front of oil and charge 30% more im convinced

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    I may agree as all oil have grades there cant be a magic oil for bikes . All oil have specifications so the correct spec should be the right oil.


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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    Last edited by JamieMac; 31st July 2020 at 09:56 PM.

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    Plus a lot of car oils have moly additives which BMW specifically say will damage your engine. Go on put car oil in for that £15 saving.... you know you want to.....
    Last edited by JamieMac; 31st July 2020 at 10:06 PM.

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    Re: Can i use this oil for 2017 BMW S1000RR

    I'm weird on oil. The pitbike and track sv650 get 10/40 castol power 1 race.

    KTM fc450 get motul 10/40 300v lady owner stuck to that. And I'm inclined to stick to what it had and I'm not unhappy with 300v

    If castol power 1 race was 90 euro and car stuff was 20 of still stick to right

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