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post #1 of 18 Old Oct 7th, 2006, 2:49 pm Thread Starter
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My dealer has just changed the seal on the bevel drive due to to a small oil leak , and he,s informed me the that the gear box output seal is starting to leak . ( Good job i extended the warranty. )
while he,s got it apart would it be advisable to change the clutch slave cylinder ?.
mileage 15000 so far

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post #2 of 18 Old Oct 7th, 2006, 4:57 pm
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Slave Cylinder Change At 15k

For what it's worth, recommendations on changing the slave cylinder stand on it needing to be done at or around 40K...in my opinion, that's a long way from 15k. I would ask the tech to inspect it thoroughly for any visible leakage and beg them to drill the "weephole" (which they probably will not do), but you never know. The weephole prevents the fulid (if the cylinder leaks) from contaminating the clutch.

At 15k it's your call and costs approx $100 in parts, but if you wait until 40K, you can do it yourself with the help from this forum and the cost still doesn't go up.

Now...here's one more thing to consider...you are 25K miles from 40k...if I was a long distance rider and was going to put that much on my bike in less than one year...it would be worth it to have them install it while in there to save myself the labor.

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They have failed on brand new and low mileage bikes. If you've got the bucks, I'd do it.



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Cheap insurance. I did it at 15K on an early 04 delivered(June) US 05 model. Had the swing arm off for rear tranny seal and dealer changed the slave - of course it was in perfect condition. But at least I knew what it was and didn't have to wonder.

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spoke to my dealer today and while it,s apart they said they will check the slave cylinder for leaks . If it is leaking i have told them that i will pay for the new cylinder my self and that way it,ll be covered by bmw for 2 years .
(replacement 58.00) free fitting .
My extended warranty would cover this part but would only be warranted for the remainder of the warranty which expires in march of next year.
dealer says i am being a bit hasty as he,s only replaced 2 in the last 5 years and says i am worrying too much .

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When the dealer says 'only replaced 2 in the last 5 years' how many LT's does he regularly see in year? As has already been said getting them to drill the hole would be my top priority and remember to ask for the old slave cylinder.

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Dealer will not drill the hole so if the new slave starts leaking and screws the clutch bmw will cover all parts under incidentals due to a faulty part which has caused problems due to that part failing

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It's not the dealer's bike it is yours. I've personally seen and replaced more than two failed slave cylinders myself. It may be a little early at 15K miles, but as long as they're in there it's an easy job. If paying 58 is worth it to you for two years of warranty, then so be it.

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There has been a lot of early failures in slave cylinders... in '05 models especially so you may be exchanging a known good one for a bad one. If yours has evidence of fluid it would be a good move. IMHO to proactively replace a good slave without drilling the weep hole is a high cost gamble because of early failures of these parts.

If you don't put 40K miles on the '04 in the next 2 years then you might be in the same predicament..

However if you can be assured that the new one is good you might not have the bike that long... You will know if this one is good so far...

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Dealer will not drill the hole so if the new slave starts leaking and screws the clutch bmw will cover all parts under incidentals due to a faulty part which has caused problems due to that part failing

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Do you honestly think the dealer,s going to let me do that while the bikes in his workshop.
I suppose i could arm myself with a rechargable drill and drill it out while they are having there lunch , or if he,s had a red hot curry the night before hope he,s stuck on the bog for 15 mins.

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Replacing Slave Cylinder

'Do you honestly think the dealer,s going to let me do that while the bikes in his workshop.'

Have you asked?

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We drilled holes for four slave cylinders a couple of weeks ago. Three out of the four were already leaking .

If the current slave cylinder isn't leaking I would drill the weep hole and reinstall the current slave cylinder. There have been quite a few early failures on the 2005's so I'm not convinced a new cylinder is any better than a used one.

Just ask the dealer if he'll look the other way for a minute and drill the hole yourself.

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When i asked the dealer , he said that bmw don,t reccomend this modifacation and the warranty would be void.

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I just had my rear main and trans seals replaced. They checked the slave and it was dry but my LT is an 03.

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Have you drilled the weep hole ?.

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Dropped my LT off at the dealers (last tues) for the replacement gearbox output seal .
The findings of the clutch slave were good ( as dry as a bone . )
dealer charged me 92.00 to replace slave cylinder , discounted because he ,d got the rear end off to replace the seal .
He thinks i,m mad to replace the slave when it, s not leaking , but like i explained that part is gonna be covered by a 2 year warranty so if it screws the clutch bmw is gonna sort it .

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