Who ever the PO was may have inadvertently pushed one or two in while reassembling the FD
, simple thing to check without taking the FD off. While on the floor, grab the wheel at the 9 and 3 position. Wiggle it towards you and away from you. Repeat at the 12 and 6, any play? Yes = bad -. 9 & 3, usually indicates the bushings, the other the crown bearing (bad...bad..juju!) No, move on, but keep an eye on it. If you do go for replacement, I'd suggest getting the upgrade to brass. I got mine here
. Easy and a good piece of mind as most FD issues can be tied back to them failing. SOMETIMES... It’s a crapshoot on what the root cause is.
As for the seals on the gearbox and FD... PM me as I replaced my gear box and opted to have the stealer do the work but purchased the seal.It needs a good home (Pay it forward, yea Dick!
). I also opted to have the FD seal done by them as well. Not that you can not do the work yourself, but the final drive has odd ball (BMW specific) nuts and such, that makes it a pain in the ass. Not to mention a special jig you'd have to make up. The Gearbox is easier, but you will have to remove the FD, swingarm and axle to get to it. And then gett'en the bugger out is another story! But you can drill the slave while you are there! Max BMW
, they seem to beat every stealer I've contacted...
: Are you running dino or synthetic oil in the GB/FD? The reason I ask, when my leak was discovered, I switched back to dino and the leak stopped. Something about molecules and such...Way above my head!!!!
Looks like you're grounded until you get this one figured out. Welcome to the WTF club...But hey, its winter!