Yet another oil issue! - BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 39
Yet another oil issue!

Heres my tale of woe to add to the other threads about excessive oil consumption.

K16B purchased in Feb 18 with 2000 miles

Ignition coil faulty and replaced by dealer after 2 months at 2600 miles.

On checking oil not long after getting bike back, dip stick was dry! Added 2.5 litres over course of next few weeks and oil still only at 3/4 level on dipstick.

Set off on long trip round Scotland in June at 3600 miles, on 2nd day, oil warning light illuminates and check to see a dry dipstick.

Added a litre of oil over next 24 hours and on way home check once engine is properly warmed and dipstick dry yet again! Add another 3/4 litre for trip home.

Take bike into dealer next day who tell me its low on oil. No **** sherlock!

Thats 4.25 litres in 1600 miles since the ignition coil was replaced and its still low.

Dealer says no leak, its definitely not smoking, no oil in air box. BMW have asked for a 500 mile road test which dealer now carrying out.

I'm taking steps to reject the bike and as much as I love it when its working, I can't keep this one whatever the outcome is due to fear of long term engine damage with that much oil usage. Its likely this will be my last ever BMW bike as the reliability is not there and the costs outside of warranty would be potentially ball breaking.

Last edited by keasden; 06-14-2019 at 10:30 AM.
keasden is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Weeki Wachee Florida
Posts: 307
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by keasden View Post
K16B purchased in Feb 18 with 2000 miles. Ignition coil faulty and replaced by dealer after 2 months at 2600 miles...Set off on long trip round Scotland in June at 3600 miles, on 2nd day, oil warning light illuminates and check to see a dry dipstick.

...I can't keep this one whatever the outcome is due to fear of long term engine damage ...
Purchased demo or used? Either way it sounds like itís already got engine damage. .

Good luck.

Tom
TPadden is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Mole999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 2,412
Garage
not fit for use with that amount of oil drawn, though it has to have gone somewhere, wonder if its going into the final drive housing ?
1dragon likes this.

R80/7RT / K75RT / R1200RT / K1600 GTL - in the U.K.
Also Rans ( Honda C90 & CD175 & CX500 & ST1100, Suzuki GT250 (J) & X7, Puch Maxi), Coveted Honda CBX, Yamaha Martini XS 1300 & FS1E, Kawasaki Z900, Z1000 & Z650, Quasar, Suzuki GT750
Mole999 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:12 AM
Senior Member
 
PLAGUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Michigan, New Baltimorish area
Posts: 473
Garage
Yes, exactly - where is it going?

There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls,
Doing more murders in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none.
PLAGUE is online now  
post #5 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:20 AM
Senior Member
 
jfink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Conroe, Texas
Posts: 310
Garage
Didn't he say it was definitely burning oil? Or maybe that was a misspell?

Joe

2014 GTL Exclusive, 2018 Goldwing DCT, 2017 KTM 1290 SDGT, 2014 KTM 500 Exc, 2011 KTM 990 Dakar, 2004 Goldwing
jfink is online now  
post #6 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:20 AM
Senior Member
 
flyjets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bradenton FL
Posts: 247
It would be interesting to have a mate look from behind as you accelerate to see if the Oil is leaking by the Valves or from other areas.


Is there any residue on the exhaust tips?

Ian

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
flyjets is online now  
post #7 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:25 AM
Senior Member
 
ViennaK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Goettingen Germany
Posts: 2,593
Garage
A bike with that much oil consumption will fail the emission test and will be no longer road legal. This argument usually gets some traction over here.
gooddog and st13phil like this.
ViennaK is online now  
post #8 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 39
My mistake, it was a typo as pointed out - my riding pals have all been behind me and say it is definitely NOT smoking.
keasden is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 39
My mistake, it was a typo as pointed out - my riding pals have all been behind me and say it is definitely NOT smoking.
keasden is offline  
post #10 of 27 Old 06-14-2019, 12:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 117
Garage
One brother here had the same issue a while back. In the end, his dealer found out a rare leak from the drive shaft seal. He lost lots of oil too. In the end, BMW claimed that one employee prpbably installed the seal wrong.
alpetel1965 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome