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Offline Mute

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Major Fuel Leak
« on: August 07, 2016, 01:36:39 PM »
Bugger. It's my birthday today and I went out for a wee hoon early this morning before anyone came over. All fine.

Nipped out for milk a couple of hours later, all fine again.

An hour later I popped out to the garage to stash some birthday loot and was hit by a crazy smell of petrol. I wheeled the bike out, no patches on the ground but man was there a strong smell from the still-hot bike.

After hunting everywhere in the garage and over the bike, I thought I'll turn the ignition key to energise the pump, see if it's related... Splash! Glug glug glug.

Man that was a lot of fuel in just a second or 2 that the pump primes for.

One good thing about BMW is the recovery service. This will be my second test of the service!

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Re: Major Fuel Leak
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 04:45:15 PM »
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That's a bit poor, I'm sure you'll make suitable representations on your disappointment.

One would hope they will look after you, although BM aint arsed in the long term at least the dealers are looking after us.

And happy birthday ! :821:
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Re: Major Fuel Leak
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 05:33:52 PM »
seems to be  happening far tooooo! often, quite a few lads and lasses on other sites having the same problem, think its to do with a quick release coupling on the bottom of the tank coming adrift, think there should be a recall on this problem,
« Last Edit: August 07, 2016, 05:39:02 PM by johnnienofish »
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Re: Major Fuel Leak
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 09:09:40 AM »
Just got a call from the dealer. Incidentally, I like this dealer, they keep giving really good service, I've used them 3 times now - which is a bit much for an 800 mile old bike but they've been excellent every time.

I was expecting it to be a pipe of some sort but no such luck. Its the tank itself. The bottom of the tank is soft and deforming.

The thing I'm not sure about in that case is why it only gushes like crazy when the fuel pump is on.

Anyway they're sorting it out for me, part is back ordered from Germany so it'll be out of commission for a week or 2 which is a shame but they've offered a loan bike if I want one so good service but a bit annoying on the failure.

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Re: Major Fuel Leak
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 09:32:03 AM »
See my post from last week, 'Fuel Leak', same issue.
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Re: Major Fuel Leak
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 05:37:36 PM »
I had a strong smell of fuel when I walked into the garage after a 1200 mile trip, and the bike was still hot. But it hasn't done it since. The bike was in for its service on Saturday, so I asked the dealer to check, but he said they'd have to remove the tank/ fairings, and that it should be ok. :005:

It hasn't leaked yet!

 


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