Well, I did it. The big switcheroo. Crossing the point of no return. Messing with something that isn't broke. I should mention at this point I tend to lean towards the conservative side of things. I'm not progressive by nature. I generally don't step out of my comfort zone and maybe that's true of some. But wait, I'm already getting off track.
I'm talking about switching from dinosaur oil to synthetic. BMW engines have a longer break-in period so it's recommended by BMW to wait at least until 18,000 miles to make the switch. I have about 24,500 on the clock. I told you I lean conservative.
I went to the dealer and asked one of the service guys if there's anything special that I need to do in order to make the switch. He said no and that it sounds funny but my engine will learn to adapt to the new oil. That does sound funny. Pretty cool though, my engine has the capability of learning. Man, those Germans think of everything!
So I just started pouring it in. No fanfare, no drum roll, no thunder and lightening. It quietly went into the crankcase and that was that.
I did that yesterday afternoon and due to various chores that had to be done I couldn't even squeak in a test ride. I had to just count on my engine doing a little learning on it's own overnight.
On my ride early this morning the official learning began. It felt faster, smoother, quieter, lighter, and it even looked better. I felt smoother, quieter, lighter, and even looked better. Come to think of it, it's the same feeling I have after I wash it, which is to say, it's all in my head. You know that feeling after you wash your bike.
Nah, I didn't feel all those things. I'm just kidding. It was just another oil change but an excuse to post some photos.
The weather is suppose to be better this week so I guess we'll get in some more learning. I hope your weather is good too!