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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    Think my sump has gone. After my engine rebuild last summer (where I had a good look at the sump when it was on the bench, where there was no corrosion) it let go of all of it's oil at the weekend. Thankfully, I spotted it while riding through town, before it emptied, or I crashed on the coating on the rear tyre. Still to hear from the garage (BMW recovery took it away) but given how much came out, it can only really be at the sump plug, where I believe they fail as above.

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    Jeeze, good job you spotted it!
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    Tell me about it... Lost all faith in it at the moment.

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Tell me about it... Lost all faith in it at the moment.
    Which is where i was with the bike last year, I handed it back to BMW Finance and the expense of losing the guaranteed value at the end just to get shot of the thing. The shocking thing is they are now cracking on 5 years with this bike and its still not resolved, even the HP4 has these problems.

    I've went back to the land of the rising sun for my kicks now, bought a new R1 at xmas

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    that's interesting, I had the horn fail on mine and paid the 150+ fitting in May last year, despite this being a fairly well documented problem on the forums, BMW wouldnt budge and i had to stump up the cost, I still have the old switch, and it looks like the circuitry breaks down when it gets too hot.

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    Quote Originally Posted by pearly View Post
    that's interesting, I had the horn fail on mine and paid the 150+ fitting in May last year, despite this being a fairly well documented problem on the forums, BMW wouldnt budge and i had to stump up the cost, I still have the old switch, and it looks like the circuitry breaks down when it gets too hot.

    And the dealers name was.?......................................you should stop using the fuckers and get people on the forum to do the same.....

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    the dealer was BMW Park Lane, but i took the problem to BMW UK, theyve obviously had a change of heart .. do you know if they put out a recall notice, ao are they now fixing them adhoc??

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    Only had one sump replacement at 19k miles, currently on 25k.

    Not one switch has replaced yet (fingers crossed), what are the failing symptoms if any, of a faulty switch or do they just, all of a sudden don't work?

    Thought I had this as the whole dash wouldn't light up with the ignition switched on but have traced it back to a blown 4amp fuse.

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    When my LHS switch went the left hand indicator stopped working. Intermittently at first, then altogether.

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    Re: Rusty Sump cover & faulty switches

    watch out for the front edge of the sump aswell...





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