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I have a 2011 R1200RT and I want to change the oil. The dealer did it last time and on the service receipt it says; 'DRUM' oil. OK, oil out of a drum but is it a mineral based oil or semi synthetic? I'm guessing semi synthetic or synthetic is the best choice. Can anybody recommend a brand and do I have to buy the oil filter from the dealer? Thanks, Cruzinude
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I don't have faith in any 5w oil .. I'm in deep South Texas , HOT .... I Do 15/ 40 in everything but the family car ....
The lower viscosity oils have been designed for colder temps but if it's hot out the viscosity will naturally rise. So, if an engine calls for a certain viscosity, I would use it no matter where I live.
As an example, my Nissan Pathfinder called for 0-40 and it can get pretty warm here in Canada in the summer, even over 100F at times.
I'm very satisfied using my Delvac . Never an oil related failure on anything ... after hundreds of motorcycles , race cars , small engines , and various earth moving vehicles , and support vehicles .. It would be crazy to change now ....
I'm very satisfied using my Delvac . Never an oil related failure on anything ... after hundreds of motorcycles , race cars , small engines , and various earth moving vehicles , and support vehicles .. It would be crazy to change now ....
So, if someone showed you something better with proof, would you not consider changing?
No sense changing , I'm completely satisfied and have been for over 50 years ....
Why give up on a good thing .....
Sounds like a commercial ....
What? I'm just saying what works for me and why.
Just sounds like a scripted commercial ... Not trying to insult .....
Hrmmm, maybe I should have gone into advertising.

Nah... 馃ぃ
Nah , dog eat dog world ... Not for us ....
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