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Offline Superboet

Fuel Pump leaking
« on: January 06, 2020, 01:20:40 pm »
I discovered yesterday that my 2010 1200 GS is leaking fuel at the top of the fuel pump.

It seems like a common problem. As per BMW's system the recall on this was done on my bike.

What do I do now? The dealer wants to sell me a new pump at R 5990.

Any advice from you guys?
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 01:26:16 pm »
I discovered yesterday that my 2010 1200 GS is leaking fuel at the top of the fuel pump.

It seems like a common problem. As per BMW's system the recall on this was done on my bike.

What do I do now? The dealer wants to sell me a new pump at R 5990.

Any advice from you guys?

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 02:09:37 pm »
The recall was due to the flange which cracked. There was a fix using a metal ring around the flange.
The best is to determine exactly where the leak originates, as I dont believe there was an issue after the
recall replacement.
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 02:47:10 pm »
It could just be the fuel coupling o-ring that is leaking.  If the coupling is forced together, the o-ring will get damaged.

However, if it is the top of the pump where the recall was supposed to repair the issue that has failed, take it back to BMW and get them to sort it out.
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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 07:39:36 pm »
If the recall pump was fitted it will have a steel ring around where the pressure line exits the pump housing, if there is no steel ring then you still have the older pump.

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 12:51:44 pm »
I have made an appointment with the dealer so they can check what is going on there.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 12:56:56 pm »
Not sure if this is the same issue, however I have a 2012 GSA, and suffered severe fuel leakage from the awful plastic 'quick disconnect' coupling on the top of the tank, managed to get new metal ones from US and replaced them today... seems ok on short ride, hopefully that dangerous issue is now done for good.
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Offline Frodo7011

Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 09:27:57 pm »
I had the exact same problem in the week. I replaced the plastic elbow quick connector at the top. It had a crack. R350 part from BMW and that includes the hose clamp you will need.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 09:30:13 pm by Frodo7011 »
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 10:10:34 am »
I also found my bike (09 Adventure) leaking petrol after idling it for a few minutes yesterday. Followed this back to where the hose connects and identified cracks in the female coupling mount. It seems the 2014 recall was for exactly this issue. Does anyone know if this recall was done in SA? I have owned the bike since new and never received any notice. Would BMW still honor it?

 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 10:12:47 am »
I also found my bike (09 Adventure) leaking petrol after idling it for a few minutes yesterday. Followed this back to where the hose connects and identified cracks in the female coupling mount. It seems the 2014 recall was for exactly this issue. Does anyone know if this recall was done in SA? I have owned the bike since new and never received any notice. Would BMW still honor it?

They should honor it. There is supposed to be a metal piece there where yours cracked after the recall
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2020, 10:51:21 am »
A friend of mine had his (06) replaced by Bmw 2 years ago under the recall. Best of luck. I recon they will repair it under the recall. They did a recall on his handgaurds aswell. That was only stickers to be placed inside the handgaurds, that states that they should be inspected before each ride to ensure that the handgaurds does not intervere with brake and clutch levers.

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 09:48:32 am »
BMW helped me to sort this out too.

They honored the recall.
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 10:58:28 am »
Just to follow up: I contacted the BMW dealer I bought the bike from and without hesitation they arranged to collect the bike, replaced the fuel pump and while they were at it did three other "campaigns" for the bike: aux fuel pump ring, real wheel flange and front brake line. They said that it would probably have cost me R12k to do that lot but BMW picked up the tab.
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2020, 04:08:01 pm »
Change your dealer. They didn't do you a favour, they completed a recall.
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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2020, 04:40:14 pm »
I'm just grateful that I didn't have to fight someone for it. Low expectations, I guess.
 

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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2020, 04:45:08 pm »
I guess you are right.  Long day  :thumleft:
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Re: Fuel Pump leaking
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2021, 05:30:48 pm »
I have the same problem and want to get the metal connector kit. Any recommendations where to order? My understanding is that you cannot order the female connector alone from BMW, as it is considered part of the fuel pump assembly.