Oil stains after the 12k service - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old May 3rd, 2009, 8:37 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Corrado68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 368
Garage
Oil stains after the 12k service

Hi all,

last month I had the 12k service done at the local BMW dealer, all went ok and they also fixed a problem with one of the plug wires, now the bikes runs smoother and cleaner.

But...

Since then, I saw a small oil stain under the engine on the garage floor. I have a fixed position for the bike (between the two cars) so it's definitely the bike to cause the stain, nothing else. I left the bike stopped there for the past two weeks, after using it for three weeks every day right after the service... not sure when the stain developped but I assume it's in the last two weeks or I would have noticed it before.

For sure the stain was not there before the service...

They changed the oil and the also the gasket, is it normal to have a small leakage or should I return the bike to the dealer?

'12 R 1200 RT
'06 K 1200 LT (sold)
'05 Cagiva Navigator 1000 (sold)
'90 Kawasaki ZX10 (sold)
'82 Moto Guzzi V35 II (sold)
'82 Benelli Export 3V
Corrado68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old May 3rd, 2009, 9:29 am
Senior Member
 
Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Posts: 563
Re: Oil stains after the 12k service

I suppose it could be a few things. Perhaps the tech didn't clean up under the engine after the oil change and it's just residual oil dripping. Perhaps the "o" ring for the filter cover is compromised and allowing oil to seep past. Perhaps the valve cover gasket didn't get sealed properly or one or more of the cover bolts are loose allowing oil to get out. You could clean the bike and the floor and see if it continues to oil spot.

Long answer short- take it back to the dealer. There should be no oil leaks.

Matt
95 Honda Magna (sold)
97 R1100RT (sold)
00 LTc, Canyon Red "Tarkus" (sold)
01 F650GS (wifey's, sold)
01 Ducati S4 Monster "LittleOne"
04 R1150RT (turned to scrap)
99 R1100RT Tundra Green
Kalamazoo, MI
"Worry does not rob tomorrow of it's sorrow. It saps the strength of today."
Matt is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old May 3rd, 2009, 9:57 am
Senior Member
 
Canabarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Villages, FL, USA
Posts: 168
Re: Oil stains after the 12k service

Although it had never happened to me before, after my last oil change, I had a small oil leak from the drain bolt. Called the dealer and he said that every so often the metal crush washer on the drain bolt doesn't conform properly when installed and these leaks occur. He sent me a free quart of BMW oil and a new washer. Problem solved.

Regards...Barry

99 K1200LT LTC
Canabarry is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old May 3rd, 2009, 10:05 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Corrado68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 368
Garage
Re: Oil stains after the 12k service

I agree with you, it shouldn't leak at all. I'll clean the area and keep an eye on it for the next week, if it's not gone I'll take it back. I hate losing time for stupid things like that, I'll lose minimum 2-3 hours because of the trip and the waiting :-(

'12 R 1200 RT
'06 K 1200 LT (sold)
'05 Cagiva Navigator 1000 (sold)
'90 Kawasaki ZX10 (sold)
'82 Moto Guzzi V35 II (sold)
'82 Benelli Export 3V
Corrado68 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old May 9th, 2009, 4:36 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Corrado68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 368
Garage
Re: Oil stains after the 12k service

Update for the ones interested: I checked under the bike every morning in the past week, after having used the bike on the previous day, and I found no new stain.

Problem fixed? Let's hope... although I'm curious to know what was it.

It seems strange to me, that a dealer leaves "dirty" somewhere after chaging the oil, so much that oil can spill on the floor

'12 R 1200 RT
'06 K 1200 LT (sold)
'05 Cagiva Navigator 1000 (sold)
'90 Kawasaki ZX10 (sold)
'82 Moto Guzzi V35 II (sold)
'82 Benelli Export 3V
Corrado68 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Solo Oil Change - Complete! hschisler K1200LT 40 Mar 13th, 2016 11:28 pm
Never Again!!!!!!!!!!! JTEC K1200LT 75 Oct 16th, 2014 7:44 am
An Oil Man's View robasay Chit Chat 38 Jun 25th, 2009 7:28 am
$65 oil is coming (maybe) RTTommy Chit Chat 17 Oct 10th, 2008 8:43 am
I don't know what type oil was used at 6k service nctarheels K1200LT 18 Sep 12th, 2008 11:04 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome