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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi From Sydney, Australia

Got my pearl white G310R a couple of weeks ago. Have been commuting to work everyday, and it feels good.

Already running into a couple of problems:
1. Oil leak - the dealer has ordered a new part to fix this...
2. The fuel reserve indicator lights up when there is still about 4L of petrol in the tank. Anyone else has this problem?

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The oil leak might be a coolant leak, this is normal during the run in period. The fuel reserve light comes on with about 4L in the tank, this way, once the range is down to 0, you should still have 1L reserve in the tank as per the specification.
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The oil leak might be a coolant leak, this is normal during the run in period.
Leaks are not normal anytime in my opinion.
Hopefully the OP knows the difference between coolant and oil, lol.

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1. Oil leak - the dealer has ordered a new part to fix this...
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And the new part is what?
We need to know for the rest of us...

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That's what the dealer said about the coolant leak, that it was 'normal' for the mechanical pressure valve to release a bit of coolant for the first few hundred k's, not really a leak, more of a release.


I noticed a bit of a leak in the first 600-800km, but no more.
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Let's check if it's oil of coolant. I had the same problem after the first (1000 km) inspection.
BMW replaced the pump and some gaskets and now .............. I have to wait till the salt and snow is gone from the road.
Can't tell you yet if this 'operation' helped.


My fuel reserve indicator also lights up when there is more than the last liter in the tank. But it's less then your 4 liters !!!!
Because I know, it doesn't bother me anymore !
The dealer can adjust that (if you have a good dealer)


Good luck !
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Never faced with any fuel indicator issues. Please keep us posted on how your motorcycle's repair going.
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That's what the dealer said about the coolant leak, that it was 'normal' for the mechanical pressure valve to release a bit of coolant for the first few hundred k's, not really a leak, more of a release.


I noticed a bit of a leak in the first 600-800km, but no more.
Thanks Porth, good to know,
maybe just a bit too much coolant from factory.

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Hi Varun-Sreenivasan

The R1200RT’s were also known for ‘coolant seepage’ as well. In most cases a temporary thing and if not the dealer will definitely sort it out.

Congratulations and welcome, you have chosen wisely.

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Welcome to the forum. Lot of useful information on here.
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