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Tire sealant and the sensors on GTL

I was on a trip and had a small leak in rear tire. I could ride about 500 miles before adding air. Found the leak, but was afraid to plug the tire. Ended up putting some Slime in the tire, and the sensor quit.

Will BMW warranty be voided by me adding the slime?

Also, If I replace the sensor myself, will the new sensor pair by itself, or does the dealer have to excite the the sensor for it to pair up.

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I was on a trip and had a small leak in rear tire. I could ride about 500 miles before adding air. Found the leak, but was afraid to plug the tire. Ended up putting some Slime in the tire, and the sensor quit.

Will BMW warranty be voided by me adding the slime?

Also, If I replace the sensor myself, will the new sensor pair by itself, or does the dealer have to excite the the sensor for it to pair up.

Thanks, Chris Ogle
Slime is bad news. Plugging is the right temporary repair. Unlikely that BMW will warranty the sensor should the Slime prove to be the culprit. Why should they?

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Re: Tire sealant and the sensors on GTL

I think I read somewhere that the sensor will pair itself with out any additional help.

Warranty for something you screwed up?

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Re: Tire sealant and the sensors on GTL

Sensors require the Dealer computer or a GS-911 to pair with the bike computer.

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I was on a trip and had a small leak in rear tire. I could ride about 500 miles before adding air. Found the leak, but was afraid to plug the tire. Ended up putting some Slime in the tire, and the sensor quit.

Will BMW warranty be voided by me adding the slime?

Also, If I replace the sensor myself, will the new sensor pair by itself, or does the dealer have to excite the the sensor for it to pair up.

Thanks, Chris Ogle

The only thing that should go inside a tubeless tire is air or, if you have more money than brains, nitrogen. :-)

Tire sealants, beads and fufu dust are all bad ideas in general, but doubly bad with TPMS equipped wheels.

I would be very surprised if BMW would cover your mistake under warranty. It is hard enough to get them to warranty THEIR mistakes.

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Re: Tire sealant and the sensors on GTL

Yes, it would void the warranty, but it's mostly a theoretical point as most sensors last beyond the warranty period anyway.

As for sensors fouled by a foreign substance, maybe not.

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Do not become overly dependent upon information derived from computerized sources, rely on the "fail safe" manual verification method.


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