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2009 Rear Drive

I'm going from a 2000LT to a 2009LT. It has 7500 miles. Has BMW fixed the rear drive on 2009's or should I have preemptive rebuilt done? Any thing else to watch out for?
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Re: 2009 Rear Drive

The 09s are much less likely to fail. Just keep an eye out for any slop in the rear wheel and if you see any shiny flakes or chunks on the FD drain plug magnet, then it's time for a fix.


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Biggest thing you might face it the tapered bearing coming lose on the spindle. A preemptive fix can be done without removing the drive from the bike.

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I'm going from a 2000LT to a 2009LT. It has 7500 miles. Has BMW fixed the rear drive on 2009's or should I have preemptive rebuilt done? Any thing else to watch out for?
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I had a 2003 put near 100k miles on it. Orginal drive no failure.

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I had my drive go out on the 03 I had. I have an 05 now with 57K on it and I have a spare but I'm not gonna change it until the original blows, if it does. I'm just gonna ride it until it breaks or wears me out.........

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Starting "preventive" actions on 2009 (with those miles) is totally between your ears and in your wallet. If you feel un-secure have thick wallet - go for it. Should be no need for it.

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I'm going from a 2000LT to a 2009LT. It has 7500 miles. Has BMW fixed the rear drive on 2009's or should I have preemptive rebuilt done? Any thing else to watch out for?
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I would not bother tearing into to until the time comes.

Depending on your wallet - and especially if you intend on keeping it for a long time - I've got a brand new one in the box that you might consider buying and stashing for the future. Sure will make a roadside repair easy.

http://www.bmwlt.com/classifieds/sho...ct/5138/cat/10

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Just change the oil in it every time you change the engine oil. Keep an eye out for darkened oil (a sign of aluminum). I stopped doing that after 50 K and then had a slight wobble at 75 K. When I drained the oil it was black. The small tapered bearing had come loose on the ring gear assembly and had worn about 0.5 mm of aluminum from the hub. Just sayin' change the oil often.

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Re: 2009 Rear Drive

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Tell me more about a preemptive fix for the tapered bearing coming lose on the spindle, with out pulling the rear drive?
Do you have a video?
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Tell me more about a preemptive fix for the tapered bearing coming lose on the spindle, with out pulling the rear drive?
Do you have a video?
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No video but you can use this handout to take the drive apart on the bike. Then take the hub/cover assy to a machine shop to pull the taper bearing and have them press it back on with green loctite sleeve retainer. The issue is the friction fit loosens at about the same temp the drive runs during hot summer operation. This preemptive fix will prevent that from happening.

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John Z,

I change the FD oil every 3k miles with engine oil and filter. Should the FD oil after 3K miles come out looking like it went in or will it be slightly darker. Also is any fuzz OK on the drain plug and if you see the shinny metallic that is bad?
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I change engine and FD oil at 5k miles. FD oil will be slightly darker than when it went in. The magnet will/may have some black fuzz on it. The past couple changes, mine has been pretty clean. Wiped it off and put it back in. You do not want to see any shiny flakes on the magnet. It's not a good thing if you do. A rebuild is in your future.

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John Z,

I change the FD oil every 3k miles with engine oil and filter. Should the FD oil after 3K miles come out looking like it went in or will it be slightly darker. Also is any fuzz OK on the drain plug and if you see the shinny metallic that is bad?
I try to use a light golden colored oil. It will darken slightly but beware if it comes out black after 3 K. Fuzz is OK and is a gear wear product and it will diminish over time (gone after 60 K). Any shiny stuff stop and investigate.

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