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Old 04-17-2010, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Nice to have all the following info in one place... let me know if I need to add/modify etc. The following is based on my experience; the torque ratings were provided from the BMW Service Manual Software :
  • Change oil with the bike warmed up - oil drains much better.
  • Book says it should take 3.9L of oil w/filter change... closer to 3.5L or even a hair less was my experience. Remember you should be checking the level of oil AFTER the bike has been run and at normal operating temperature (see pg 105 of owner's manual). You should NOT be checking the level with a cold bike (you may think you have enough oil in the bike when it's actually low - with a cold bike)!
  • Oil Filters - Initially BMW was selling the 779 (11427 721 779) (same filter for K1200 or K1300?) filter for the S1000RR even though it came from the factory with a 541 (11427 673 541).
  • BMW straightened that out and is now selling the 541 for the S1000RR
  • Difference between the two Filters : 779 is about 3/8" longer (slightly more capacity) AND the end of the 779 oil filter fits a normal "B" type filter socket for removing and installing. This is good because the 541 has an end on it that appears to take a special filter socket (pic shown below - Part# 83300 401 554). If you don't care about properly torquing the filter to 11Nm, no biggie. Historically I haven't worried about it, but if I can - why not do it (torque it properly). Personally, I'm using the 779's since they have a friendlier filter end that fits the B-type filter socket, they have more capacity, and it's what was sold to me initially from the BMW dealer.
  • Much easier to do the oil change with the left lower fairing removed - pretty easy removal (2 bolts on the front near the radiator, 5 bolts on the side, 2 bolts on the underside)
  • Put a little aluminum foil under the filter to funnel the oil away from the headers and O2 sensors while removing the existing filter - works great, no mess.
  • Replace crush washer each time the oil plug is removed (Part # 07119 963 252).
  • Oil Filter Torque - 11Nm
  • Oil Pan Plug Torque - 28Nm
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi.

I,m going to have 600 miles, also i,m going to do the oil change, save some money.tell me wich oil synthetic or normal, 10w40 is ok.

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I bought CASTROL OIL POWER RS R4 5W40, one of the few I could find that has the JASO MA2 rating... which BMW recommends. JASO MA2 rating is a new rating that supercedes the JASO MA rating... now they have an MA1 and MA2... Couldn't ever figure out what the difference was all about or if it is another "snake oil" gimmick...

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HEY.

I WENT TO THE DEALER I TOLD THEM I,M A MECHANIC SO I DID THE OIL CHANGE BY MY SELF, TO UNLOOCK THE COMPUTER THEY CHARGE ME 50. WHAt DO YOU THINK
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HEY.

I WENT TO THE DEALER I TOLD THEM I,M A MECHANIC SO I DID THE OIL CHANGE BY MY SELF, TO UNLOOCK THE COMPUTER THEY CHARGE ME 50. WHAt DO YOU THINK
If you buy the GS-911 you can do it yourself (reset the oil change interval mileage and date)... 5 or 6 more oil changes ($50ea for computer reset) and you've paid for the GS-911
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I bought CASTROL OIL POWER RS R4 5W40, one of the few I could find that has the JASO MA2 rating... which BMW recommends. JASO MA2 rating is a new rating that supercedes the JASO MA rating... now they have an MA1 and MA2... Couldn't ever figure out what the difference was all about or if it is another "snake oil" gimmick...

Got it here --> https://www.powersportsuperstore.com...Code=TR43-0165

I bought the same sh1t (Castrol 4T but 10W50 - it does not get that cold here ) but mine is bottled locally and it has a JASO MA rating...I don't give a toss, it's going into the bike.

P.S. It cost me about $45 for 4 litres.

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D,
Do you have a part # for the special tool (filter socket) that may be required for the 541 filter?
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PS: Thanks for posting the OP. Very helpful thread.
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D,
Do you have a part # for the special tool (filter socket) that may be required for the 541 filter?
Let me look into it... should have an answer for ya in a bit...

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PS: Thanks for posting the OP. Very helpful thread.
No sweat... I find myself quickly referencing back to the OP myself to get the torque numbers.
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Do you have a part # for the special tool (filter socket) that may be required for the 541 filter?
Here ya go...

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Thanks so much. Wow! This sucker is expensive ($100.34; 83300401554). I'm going to try beemerbalancers.com or some other brand for the filter wrench.
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