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    Fuel System Recall Results - 2008 R1200RT

    I took my RT in to the dealer last week for the techs to look at the conditions of the fuel pump, clamps, etc. Answer was, fuel pump needed replacement. I brought it back today, and 80 minutes later I was on the road again. Parts replaced: Fuel pump assembly, Gasket, Preformed seal & Hose clamp.

    FPC (the old silver one) was found to be in fine shape, so it's still there. Parts cost was close to $500 I think.

    I had no symptoms...no gasoline odor, no leakage before the exam last week.
    John Gamel
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    Had mine done last week. Replaced fuel pump.
    Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    I took my RT in to the dealer last week for the techs to look at the conditions of the fuel pump, clamps, etc. Answer was, fuel pump needed replacement. I brought it back today, and 80 minutes later I was on the road again. Parts replaced: Fuel pump assembly, Gasket, Preformed seal & Hose clamp.

    FPC (the old silver one) was found to be in fine shape, so it's still there. Parts cost was close to $500 I think.

    I had no symptoms...no gasoline odor, no leakage before the exam last week.
    That sounds perfect, John: no symptoms, but new parts, and enough time to wander around the dealer and go for coffee, but not so much that you'd get bored or slide into buying something.
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    Sun must shine brighter in MA. Took my '07RT in, flange is cracked and new pump assy etc on order. Of course none to be had & awaiting stock arrival from Germany. Hope within next three weeks, the good news is get a new fuel strip as original crapped out three years ago. Now for yard work(ugh).
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    The sun will be shining all bright and all in MA til that fuel pump controller goes out, when you are out on the road.
    Those things don't go out by looks.
    They just go out. Get a new one and carry the old one as a spare, or a by-pass.
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    Took my 2006 in. After two days, dealer reported "Cracked!!" (No previous symptoms.) But of course with possibly over 50 RT's in the region, they won't stock the fuel pump and order only when required. Wait ... wait ...

    Fortunately I have an F800ST in reserve.

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    BMW needs to learn the lesson GM just absorbed.

    GM just got hit with 35 million in fines for delays in acting on known issues.
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    Got The Burnsmoto FPC By-Pass

    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    The sun will be shining all bright and all in MA til that fuel pump controller goes out, when you are out on the road.
    Those things don't go out by looks.
    They just go out. Get a new one and carry the old one as a spare, or a by-pass.
    dc
    I got that before venturing very far from MA. Every few months I go through the rehearsal for using it.
    John Gamel
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    Fuel Pump

    You guy's are scaring me. I have an 09 RT with 31K is it time to replace?
    Thanks Dave

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    So did you get a recall letter or not?
    Does BMW know you're the owner?
    Have you checked with your dealer?

    Nothing to be afraid of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpmarty View Post
    GM just got hit with 35 million in fines for delays in acting on known issues.
    Big difference in this isn't a big safety issue. Injuries and deaths are associated with the GM debacle.

    This is small potatoes despite localized hysteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Big difference in this isn't a big safety issue. .
    I consider gas leaking on top of a hot engine a safety problem.
    On the K1200/1300 bikes, the gas leaks onto the alternator.
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