Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waterlooville, Hants, UK
Re: Very VERY sick GT
Here's the update so far:
Cam chain tensioner has managed to fail catastrophically, and allowed the cam chain to jump a tooth.
This appears to have resulted ina number of pistons (probably a round number, say, 4) meeting a number of valves (probably a round number, say 16).
This should be confirmed when the hear comes off tomorrow.
That would look like 4 pistons, barrels, valves, head, possibly conrods, and all asscoiated bearings, or maybe a short engine.
Good news - clutch after 34,500 miles was looking very good.
I did ask if they might only have 1300 engines as 1200 ceased production back in June/July, but it seems there are still some lying around, or they would make one.
As for the computer/electrics, it looks like the generator has failed in some way as well, and maybe spiked the ecu - so fixing the obvious broken, then flashing the computer seems the way forward, but its all down to BMW. The bike hasn't managed to get to one year from the factory let alone one year to me.
At least with a cold snap coming and more snow/ice threatened, I won't mind being foced to use the hire car that is the replacement from BMW assist for the bike