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Offline macvisual

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Semi synthetic oil (?)
« on: March 20, 2021, 10:34:34 »
As a rule of thumb, what's the best engine oil to use in a K8 DL1000....?

Semi synthetic oil over fully synthetic I'm guessing..?

Don't want to start an oil debate.

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Re: Semi synthetic oil (?)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 11:34:30 »
Spec as per the manual and use whatever brand you trust. Job done.
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Re: Semi synthetic oil (?)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 12:30:17 »
I would just use the semi synthetic, works OK in mine for the last 35k miles. I use Castrol power1, not because it's better than others but because Halfords is just round the corner.

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Re: Semi synthetic oil (?)
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 17:17:32 »
You won't have any difficulties finding 4L of 10w40 semi-synth at around £30, from the big names. Last one I bought was Castrol 1.
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