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Just picked up our 2018 G310R on Saturday...got about 5 miles from the dealer and it started spewing blue smoke out of the exhaust :surprise:(it's not a 2-stroke), lost power and shut down:frown2:. Anyone else have this issue yet?
 

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If it was a 2-stroke engine, you wouldn't even need to worry about it, but I've never faced this issue on 4-stroke one.

Here what I found:
Among the possible reasons for this are:
overfilling of the engine with oil, excessive wear of piston rings or valve guide seals, leaks in the cylinder head gasket allowing oil to get in the combustion chamber, malfunction of crankcase ventilation system
… and some other possible reasons.

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Maybe you will get something useful from there. Anyways, you should bring it back to the dealership and see what they will say. Keep us posted.
 

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Just picked up our 2018 G310R on Saturday...got about 5 miles from the dealer and it started spewing blue smoke out of the exhaust :surprise:(it's not a 2-stroke), lost power and shut down:frown2:. Anyone else have this issue yet?
Brand new - this should not happen. Blue smoke is oil being burned so something is pretty wrong somewhere. Did you see if the engine fault light was on, or the high temperature warning light?
I think I'd actually be asking them to take the bike back and exchange it for a new one.
 

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@NoSeatBelt should also add that what you describe (blue smoke, loss of power and stopping) tends to suggest a partial seizure of the engine may have occurred.

If that has happened, there will be cylinder wall, piston and piston ring damage requiring a major strip down. The question is why it would have happened. Running through my mind is whether there was any coolant (or enough coolant) in the system to prevent the engine from overheating and causing this, and / or if there was enough oil in the engine - either one or combination of both.

But the bike should have been PDI'd by the dealer (pre delivery inspection) - after uncrating the bike, their service guys should be checking all the fluid levels, brakes, chain tension, etc before you ride off.

Keep us posted on this.
 

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Just picked up our 2018 G310R on Saturday...got about 5 miles from the dealer and it started spewing blue smoke out of the exhaust :surprise:(it's not a 2-stroke), lost power and shut down:frown2:. Anyone else have this issue yet?
Straight back to the dealer as it is under warranty and therefore their problem not yours.
 

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Hope you called up BMW roadside assist straight away to pick up the bike (do you get 2 years BMW roadside assist in the, I assume, US?). Make sure you demand a brand new bike, otherwise ask for a refund and buy from a different dealer.
 

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Mine was smoking after4 miles from thee exhaust with the engine shutoff
I think its oil or something from exhaustmanufacturing after 25miles no smoke only smell from oil because everything was new and the machine was hot enough to burn all the oil inside the engine and parts from fabrication
 

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I don't know about BMW bikes but some bikes (mainly Chinese or Indian(!)) only have a basic oil put in the bikes when manufactured, purely for transportation but should have the oil changed during the PDI inspection. Like I said, I do not know if this applies to BMW bikes from India - perhaps someone could confirm this?
 

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I don't know about BMW bikes but some bikes (mainly Chinese or Indian(!)) only have a basic oil put in the bikes when manufactured, purely for transportation but should have the oil changed during the PDI inspection. Like I said, I do not know if this applies to BMW bikes from India - perhaps someone could confirm this?
According to official PDI, there is nothing about changing the oil from what is coming from the factory...
The scary part is that there is not even a step to just "check" for the oil level, nor for the coolant :( (I assume this is done when it leaves the factory)
Good luck to OP, keep us posted after it's sorted out.
 

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If you have the right dealer ........ the only thing they have to do is check the oil level by looking at the bottom of the engine (little ‘window’).
I’m interested to know what caused this too.
 

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DEALER !!!!!!

They should inspect a bike before selling it to you quite thoroughly.
It is not a 1 euro piece of candy.

If something happens, like this, I would be really pissed (angry!)and asked for compensation in any form.
Go to your dealer and let them take care of it in the most right way and do not accept a BS (bull ****) excuse.

Good luck and keep us updated 💪
 

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According to official PDI, there is nothing about changing the oil from what is coming from the factory...
The scary part is that there is not even a step to just "check" for the oil level, nor for the coolant :( (I assume this is done when it leaves the factory)
Good luck to OP, keep us posted after it's sorted out.
Check the PDI/C for any of the bikes; none of them have any fluid checks (except for filling fuel). I might understand not checking fluids that don't have a sight-glass like bevel gears or gearbox on the R bikes, but why not throw in a step to at least glance at the other fluids?
 
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