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Gt Final Drive Fluid Change...

Below I posted a pic or two of the Syringe and tubing setup I use to evacuate and refill the final drive on my GT. Mine does have the "drain" hole at 3 o'clock and I go right through that hole to both drain it out and fill with the new. Can do it in less than 45 minutes with NO disassembly required.

Someone asked, so here's a couple of pics! The large syringe and tubing are used for an I.V. in hospitals and are available at most medical supply stores.

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Re: Gt Final Drive Fluid Change...

Great idea. Just warm up the oil and go.

I had a drill motor driven pump with a small tube that went down the dipstick tube I used to change oil on a boat I owned that might do the same thing even easier.

Wish I hadn't thrown it out when I sold the boat
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I've stolen and employed Jack's idea. I think my hose may be a might bigger as I have to turn the wheel to get the hose to the bottom. Work it does, though I've purdy much given up on the thought that regular 90W changes stave off a failure.

The only downside to this procedure is it leaves a rather expensive jug of moly sitting all lonely in a cabinet.



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Re: Gt Final Drive Fluid Change...

That 'someone' who asked Jack to post pictures of his syringe and tube device was me. My thanks Pastor for such a speedy response.

I took delivery of a new 2008 GT last Friday and while thinking about the 600 mile first service I began looking for the FD drain plug. I was totally amazed to see that my bike has no drain plug whatsoever. A good friend who posts over on the K-Bikes site (Nexus-6, the fellow that started the infamous Fettle Thread to address the high idle and BBS) imparted how important this magnetic drain plug is as it catches the metal shavings floating about in the oil.

Since it appears my only means of accessing the final drive fluid is through the speed sensor hole, Jack's setup was of great interest to me.

I'll be picking up one of these syringes well before 600 miles tick off the odometer.

By the way, this is one friggin' awesome bike!

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Did you check the 7 o'clock position on your final drive?



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Did you check the 7 o'clock position on your final drive?
Yep, look down here:



You still fill it through the ABS sensor hole, but you now drain it from the bottom. Just use some aluminum foil or similar to keep the old oil away from the brake caliper and pads.

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Ken & Grif,

I'm about to take off work and I'll check the moment I hit the parking lot.

Just PM'd Grif and stated that I'm probably panicking where I shouldn't be...

So, how long does the silly grin last?

What a bike...

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Pastor Jack,

I've totally hijacked your thread after you were kind enough to post pics of the syringe & tubing equipment. I do apologize.

On the heels of a Thanksgiving Holiday I proudly accept the award for New Owner Idiot Of The Year.

You guys were correct, the drain plug is clearly at the 7 o'clock position just as in Ken's picture. Never mind...

With 100 total miles showing on the odo, I promise not to make such a rookie error again. It's slated to be 75 degrees and sunny here today and I'm going out for an extended ride.

All of you veteran GT owners can stop shaking your heads now...

Happy Thanksgiving,

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So, how long does the silly grin last?
Right up until you discover oil all over the final drive.

Fortunately, it comes back once you get the bike towed in and repaired, although it changes to more of a nervous smile . . .

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Pastor Jack,

I've totally hijacked your thread after you were kind enough to post pics of the syringe & tubing equipment. I do apologize.

On the heels of a Thanksgiving Holiday I proudly accept the award for New Owner Idiot Of The Year.

You guys were correct, the drain plug is clearly at the 7 o'clock position just as in Ken's picture. Never mind...

With 100 total miles showing on the odo, I promise not to make such a rookie error again. It's slated to be 75 degrees and sunny here today and I'm going out for an extended ride.

All of you veteran GT owners can stop shaking your heads now...

Happy Thanksgiving,

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Yep, look down here:



You still fill it through the ABS sensor hole, but you now drain it from the bottom. Just use some aluminum foil or similar to keep the old oil away from the brake caliper and pads.

Ken, you need to WASH that bike!!!!! You are riding WAY too much!!!!

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Now you need to join us for one of our RTE's. I haven't heard of one for December, yet, but the New Years Day run is set. The Hooters in Waco, about noon.
Dang, did I miss the invite?? Either that, or I'm having senior moments galore!! I should make that a sticky over in the Hill Country forum, huh?? Any more details?

BTW - with the drain plug location on the '08 GT FD, does that allow for 'all' the fluid to drain out, or do you have to hoist the southbound end of the bike?
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Dang, did I miss the invite?? Either that, or I'm having senior moments galore!! I should make that a sticky over in the Hill Country forum, huh?? Any more details?

BTW - with the drain plug location on the '08 GT FD, does that allow for 'all' the fluid to drain out, or do you have to hoist the southbound end of the bike?
Dick there is not a post for "The New Years Day Ride" It is just known by those who COUNT where and when it is.
BTW this will be our 3rd year also.

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Dick there is not a post for "The New Years Day Ride" It is just known by those who COUNT where and when it is.
BTW this will be our 3rd year also.
This is one I plan on.

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Ken, you need to WASH that bike!!!!! You are riding WAY too much!!!!
That's nothing. You should see the front of the thing.

If it's a nice enough day to wash the bike, it's nice enough to be out riding it instead.

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If it's a nice enough day to wash the bike, it's nice enough to be out riding it instead.

That's true! I keep mine spotless by keeping it in the repairshop! Going on 22 consecutive days in the shop now.

They are going to try again tomorrow after finally receiving an email reply from the regional BMW tech. Only took him six days to reply!

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How about writing up the change proceedure for the "Hall of Wisdom"?

What grade oil?
How much? (Quantity)
Drain plug on which years?

This is somethin I'll probably attack during the holidays.
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Why do you guys go on about the weather, its -6*c in this part of the UK, the roads are covered with black ice, even with the heated seat and grips(a $1000 option in the uk) there's no way I going out on the bike as the powers that be insist on covering the roads with salt which destroys the bike! Thanks to fiscal policies I have lost $150,000 of my pension fund!! Any one to sponsor me a green card before the UK goes down the pan completely!!

Despite all that have a great Christmas, Mrs D and myself hope to be over in the USA in January ( for the cold, seeing a friend in Coneticuit)
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Despite all that have a great Christmas, Mrs D and myself hope to be over in the USA in January ( for the cold, seeing a friend in Coneticuit)
You do know how cold it'll be in Connecticut in January.... right? Meanders south some thousand miles, or so.



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Me thinks I'll ride the GT to work tomorrow.
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.... I think my hose may be a might bigger ..... Work it does............I've purdy much given up on...... .....expensive jug.... ...... all lonely......

Typical Texas boy......

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Re: Gt Final Drive Fluid Change...

If you buy a quart of Royal Purple (from the local distributer) and a foot of neoprene 1/4" diameter hose (at the hardware store) you can do the rear end grease change easily.

Press the tube on the tip of the container.

Fill through the speed sensor hole 'till it comes out by simply squeezing the plastic bottle.

Then close it up.

Go slowly and pay attention to the suggestions above about cleanliness.

You'll use 1/3 of the quart.

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What viscosity of gear oil is supposed to be used?
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75w90. You can pick it up at any auto parts store but I picked mine up at a Land Rover dealership today (part LRN7591). I paid $14 for a quart OTD.

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