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Re: Oil leak
- From: robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 22:03:44 +0000 (GMT)
- Subject: Re: Oil leak
By the way you may not need new clutch, a wash with laquer thinner would do the job. However once the whole thing is open.....
----- Original Message -----
Date: Friday, October 19, 2007 6:00 pm
Subject: Re: Oil leak
To: "Panichas, George E" <panichag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I do not have an RT. I have an RS, I had no problem like that
> but when I changed clutch at 150,000 km I was told that the RT
> has this problem . Oil runs back on the clutch rod. BMW changed
> the rod with having a seal on it. I installed the same new rod.
> Bob Silas
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Panichas, George E"
> Date: Friday, October 19, 2007 4:31 pm
> Subject: Oil leak
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx (oilheads-digest)
> > Subject: Oil Leak
> > While having the 36k service done on my 2001 R1100RL (a
> > bike that has
> > been scrupulously maintained), I was informed of an oil leak
> > between the motor
> > and transmission. I was a bit surprised because I've never
> > any oil, never
> > experienced any clutch slipage, and oil use is pretty much
> > it has always
> > been. Also, I think 36k is more than a little bit young for
> > sort of
> > problem. So I have some questions for the group:
> > 1. The service guys say this is a serious repair that will
> > require some 10
> > hours of work and, if the clutch needs to be replaced, the
> > package will
> > be around $1200. Does this strike you as reasonable?
> > 2. Given the relatively low mileage, should I be raising hell
> > with BMW and ask
> > them to chip-in on this? Of course, years-wise, the bike is
> > out of
> > warranty. But I certainly think that rear seals should be good
> > for more than
> > 36k.
> > 3. As noted, I've experienced no clutch slipage to date, and
> > want to continue
> > to ride the bike putting off the repair for now. Is it safe to
> > do this? I
> > assume oil leaks of this type worsen over time. Does anyone
> > how much, how
> > fast, etc.?
> > All advice is appreciated.
> > George Panichas
> > Easton, PA