Official Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
New 2015 Jaguar F-type. Supercharged engine. Approximately 16,000 miles for recommended oil change intervals. Which is what it got.
New 2018 BMW X3. Turbocharged engine. 10,000 mile oil change intervals. Which is what it got and will get.
New BMW R 1200 RT. 6,000 mile oil change interval. I have had the oil sample tested. Plenty of oil life left. Easy 10,000 mile interval according to people that actually know facts about oil. I will change it around, either over or under depending on how trips work out. Would not concern me at all to have 8-9,000 miles on the oil after a long road trip.
Engines like clean oil and enough of it. The confusion starts with describing "clean". You can put new oil in a pan and heat it to 190 degrees and it darkens. So it must be dirty? No, not at all. That is simply some of the additives changing color after heating. 190 is a good oil temperature by the way.
Some of the engines that get astronomical numbers of miles get long oil drain intervals. Proving to me that changing oil at 3,000 miles is a true waste of money. Factor in those that leave a filter seal on the engine, crossthread drain plugs, forget to put in the new oil and start the engine, and so on I will say the averages are in favor of going what your owners manual recommends for a long life of your engine. The less you mess with something, can mean you are better off!
'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT
WERKS modified clutch baskets
for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com
Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000?
E-mail Terry [email protected]