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Tight Valve and rear trans seal leaking on 05 LT

I took my 2005 LT in for the 48k maintenance and I juse received a call
that the rear (transmission) seal in leaking (was just replaced last June) which I am having replaced. I will pay $280.00 to have the seal replaced.

Also they said one valve was silghtly "out of spec" but still has clearance.They advised me not not have it adjusted due the three hours labor cost and that it is not tight enough to cause any major issues.I welcome comments and opinions especially on the one out of spec valve.

I am going over to the shop in about an hour or so to see the beast with the plastic off. This all makes me a little nervous and I am wondering if I will be replacing seals in another year. The tech is a certified BMW master mechanic.

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Did the leaking main seal contaminate your clutch? That is what cause mine to fail prematurely?
 

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deputy5211 said:
Did the leaking main seal contaminate your clutch? That is what cause mine to fail prematurely?
NO it did not, but, as they explained it to me it is the seal that the spline from the final drive goes into and it cannot contaminate the clutch.
Also the entire clutch assembly and seals were just replaced last June for a leaking rear main seal.

I also did not mention that the LT has 45k miles on it.

Thanks for any advice and information ! :confused:
 

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That's not your rear main. That's your final drive shaft seal. Not a real big deal if you keep an eye on it. Concerning the valve, if it gets too tight it can burn the valve seat. Judgement call on that. If it's just barely under I wouldn't worry about it. If it's less than half the spec I would change it.
 

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That's not your rear main. That's your final drive shaft seal. Not a real big deal if you keep an eye on it. Concerning the valve, if it gets too tight it can burn the valve seat. Judgement call on that. If it's just barely under I wouldn't worry about it. If it's less than half the spec I would change it.
Yes that is correct, I guess it is the rear transmission seal.

I think I will get all of these problems resolved and see if I can sell it for
around $8,900.00 or so. I just paid $9,300.00 for it just a little over two weeks ago and I have just put about 1,000 miles on it total. With these repairs my total
investment will be around $10,700.00 so I am prepared to take a loss. This was probably the most dissapointing MC purchase I have ever made.

One more note on the rear trans seal. I was looking under the bike and trying to
see where the oil filter goes and examining the center stand when I noticed a paper towel up above the muffler and FD. I removed it and noticed what appeared to be clean oil on it and so Ijust thought someone forgot it was there after an oil change or something. I noticed the oil on my garage floor the morning after my next ride. I would hate to think this but maybe the PO was trying to hide something.

Too much to go wrong and with the exact problem only one year after the repair I cannot afford to gamble anymore.
I really love riding the LT and it is a supreme touring machine but I am afraid not one I can ride feeling confident and relaxed riding.

Thanks for all the help, man am I dissapointed
 

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Hey Willie, from a fellow Coastie (Retired), don't give up on her yet! The valve adjust is really a minor thing once you have done it. And like someone else already said, that particular seal is not going to contaminate anything other than the driveshft housing, so it is just messy. It does seem like they (Dealer) should make good on the entire seal replacement under the 24 months warranty if they did the work previously.

Find a fellow list member in your neck of the woods and have a tech Session for the valve job!

John
 

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AlaskaFish said:
Hey Willie, from a fellow Coastie (Retired), don't give up on her yet! . It does seem like they (Dealer) should make good on the entire seal replacement under the 24 months warranty if they did the work previously.

Find a fellow list member in your neck of the woods and have a tech Session for the valve job!

John
Thanks and "Semper Paratus"
 
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