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Thread: Is this the start of a new engine claim?

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    Is this the start of a new engine claim?

    R/H Cylinder. No other marks anywhere else on the bike. 16 reg Triple black......


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    Not sure, but I understand they're now they're rebuilding with new cases (using all the original internals), rather than fitting whole engines.

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    Yes , unfortunately looks like it.

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    Yes, would agree that it is. I am on my second engine and drive train now! As for a new engine, I was in the dealers last week and they where still fitting new lumps! So not sure about the rumours about the rebuild thing! Ps I am getting another drive train!

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    I think it depends on the circumstances and corrosion....I just got a new engine, but they were rebuilding some.

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    Sorry to be a complete Newb, but can someone circle in the photo what I am supposed to see, so I can check mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviej4558 View Post
    Yes, would agree that it is. I am on my second engine and drive train now! As for a new engine, I was in the dealers last week and they where still fitting new lumps! So not sure about the rumours about the rebuild thing! Ps I am getting another drive train!

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    It came direct from a customer of Vines as that's what he was offered. As Gerard said, maybe depends on circumstances.

    Mine had a short engine - old heads, but new below.

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    Mine had heads replaced and final drive at Wollaston 3 weeks ago

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    Definetly corrosion. I had my engine replaced with similar.
    I paintbrush acf50 along all vulnerable areas now as bike out of warrenty. Works for up to now.


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    I was in CMC Cannock last week and spotted a 16 reg TB. I noted all the rust spots so I could check it against mine and apply more ACF50. I was surprised to see on the showroom bike the bolts on the exhaust hanger bracket had even started to rust.

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    If you wander around your local BMW dealer, engine corrosion is probably visible on 50% of the used bikes to one degree or another. I was in my local dealers last week and there were loads of used LC models for sale (RT and GS) which had far worse corrosion than the engine which was replaced on mine.

    I guess engines or casings are only replaced if/when the owner complains

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    Well, BMW have told the dealer to replace the engine casings. They want it for 10 days! I really don't want my engine pulled apart and put back together, who knows what could go wrong.... Anyone had it done yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyZZR View Post
    I really don't want my engine pulled apart and put back together, who knows what could go wrong.... Anyone had it done yet?
    Yep, I'd feel the same way.

    The bod ( however well motivated) in your dealership simply doesnt have the same level of "inspection" or "quality control" as those in the factory.
    There is no comparison in my mind.

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    If that was my engine I wouldn't want it stripped down & casings replaced.
    I would be getting the Acf50 out like other owners have said & coat the vulnerable areas.
    It won't affect the running of the engine & corrosion shouldn't get any worse for years to come once you apply Acf50
    Just my tuppence worth..
    Good luck..

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    "BMW have told the dealer to replace the engine casings"

    What could possibly go wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeen GS View Post
    Yep, I'd feel the same way.

    The bod ( however well motivated) in your dealership simply doesnt have the same level of "inspection" or "quality control" as those in the factory.
    There is no comparison in my mind.
    Bollox
    In some dealers the head tech is far better than some at the factory
    If the factory techs are so good then why do brand new bikes come with inherent faults caused at assembly
    I'd sooner have the head tech at my local dealer build an engine properly from scratch - he's done a few hundred over his career and is a top lad with an eye for precision and will reject a brand individual part if it's not up to scratch and reorder another
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