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Offline George72

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 12:41:05 PM
Update on the fuel leak subject:

The BMW dealer found a fuel clamp on the fuel hose missing. It appears it wasn't installed at the factory. The normal vibrations during the normal use did the rest. Just like that!

I wrote to BMW Brazil and I'm waiting for an official answer about the issue.

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 12:52:43 PM
Same happened to mine last week.
Its not good this. I was commuting through traffic on it 12hrs earlier...
Took it out of garage, got on, wouldn't start.  - Looked down and I was standing in a pool of petrol.

BMW only want o know if the dealer thinks its dangerous and they report it. Its not he first one this has happened to in Williams Manchester. I have a video of what happens when you turn it on, and I'm tempted to see if MCN want it if BMW continue to pretend its not an issue.

Not normally bothered by stuff, but I could have been stood alight on my driveway last Thursday. Luckily not.



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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #12 on: February 07, 2017, 02:25:58 PM
 :005:

#### a duck, fingers crossed at my drum. !

Post the vid on here at least  :028:
Therapy...

You'll never see a motorbike parked outside a psychiatrists.

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 02:29:54 PM
Hopefully this should work  :440:

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 05:57:36 PM
*Originally Posted by PODxR [+]
Hopefully this should work  :440:

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Blimey! :005:

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 07:22:12 PM
Just to point out, the same issue with my bike as Sliders. A clamp on the fuel line failed to keep the pipe in place - seems like the pressure of the fuel pump has forced it off.

It's back home and back to normal now, which is good. I just think all the bikes need this checking when they are serviced.
Chris

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 10:30:02 PM
Shockaroonie  :005:

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 10:37:34 PM
Not good, at all.

Does someone have pics of the offending clip/fuel line, please?

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #18 on: February 10, 2017, 08:22:27 AM

Holly cow batman, that's not good, I assume your engine was cold when that happened. Hot engine would spark that up surely...

Anyone approached their dealer to pre empt this, just thinking aloud if the worst case synario occurred one will probably find it hard for BM to admit liability, that's a safety recall all day long !!
Therapy...

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Re: Fuel leak
Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 05:11:09 PM
Troppo, Clamp was very similar to the attached image. BM one looked a bit more sophisticated.

Gatso - Yeah, luckily the bike was cold and didn't fire up when I was sat on it.  :005:
I've written back to BMW, and they have yet to respond....Not holding my breath.

Might be chopping the bike in for an RR now too.

Chris
Last Edit: February 10, 2017, 05:26:01 PM by PODxR