Originally Posted by deanwoolsey
... Try cranking her over while you spray a little WD40 in the intake and see if she fires. ....
Dean, my understanding is that OP's bike is at the dealer's.
If so, the matter of technical investigation is out of his hands. He either needs to recover his bike (conceivably giving up on warranty) and try the approaches you suggest or continue and hope for the best with BMW.
Of course, your advice is very sound. I just cannot believe that a dealership would say "Ooops, the bike does not fire, we don't know what to do". Can you imagine your car mechanic saying that?
I am getting an impression that for some reasons the dealership is not really getting into the repair. I cannot believe that the dealer's mechanic put in 45 hours of work (that's some $6,000!), as they told alucente
. Within that time, they could have replaced every component twice. That is ridiculous. Remember the expression "Wall Job
"? I was on the receiving end of a few of those with my cars, I recognize the sickening feeling. My guess is that either they do not have the time or the in-house expertise or do not have replacement parts to substitute. After all, a modern fuel-injected engine is not exactly rocket science. And the K-motor is not really an exotic high-performance power plant.
Since he is stuck now, I think that the best route for alucente
is now to be on the phone every other day with BMW NA, complaining and demanding an explanation why the problem is not corrected and why it is taking so long. Even if they tell him "don't call us, we'll call you", he should be on the ball non-stop. You know, it is the squeaky wheel principle. Complain and annoy them enough and they will fix it just to get rid of you.
I know someone who had a problem with an Audi car, that could not be resolved over prolonged time. Admittedly, it was a transmission performance gremlin, an intermittent driveability issue apparent only at specific conditions. After the dealership and Audi gave up, my acquaintance received keys to another car of same vintage, with apologies about a different body color. True story! They still have that A6. The dealer just wanted to get rid of his wife calling them and nagging (and she is very good that way...
). Food for thought.