Now guys, many of you have gone "deeper" inside the LT as I have just concentrated on the farkleizing business, so some advise would be appreciated:
Some time next week my gearbox will be changed due to the skid plate touch down I experienced last week. http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25585
The work will be done by the dealer and the insurance company will cover the cost of the new tranny + labor. Now that the drivetrain is all apart, what all things should I ask for the tech to carry out on my expense?
My clutch feels OK , I think. It could be just reading too many horror stories about slipping clutches that I have sometimes had a fraction of second feeling that my clutch is slipping. It´s probably not. I guess a professional tech can see the condition of the clutch if I ask him to do so. Will the clutch become visible when the gearbox is pulled out or will need some extra effort to get into? Of course now that I will be riding my bike to the dealer about 150 km distance I could of course do some hard accelerations and see if the clutch has any slippage symptoms...
What about the famous slave cylinder? What all parts would you change just as a precaution? Yes, the weep hole will be drilled!
In last service my tech noticed a very small leak which seemed to come from the seal between the gearbox and the engine. This leak is very minimal as so far I have not seen a single drop of oil on my floor. Just enough to keep the bottom of the engine and gearbox kinda black and messy looking. So I hope this will be fixed automatically.
The rear drive bearing could be changed as well, I guess. Or am I suffering of paranoia?
My bike is manufactured in Dec. -03, it is the '05 model as you Americans call it. It has 66.000 km ( 41.000 miles) on it.
Thanks for the input in advance