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1Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Fuel Tank Leaking Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:28 pm

bmwk100rs

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My fuel tank is leaking around the fuel level sensor plate. Has anyone here experienced this type of leak before and do you have a suggestion on how to fix it? TIA!
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2Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:02 pm

bmwk100rs

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The leak seems to be coming through the O-ring (part #: 62 16 1 459 608). I just ordered it.
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3Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:53 pm

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It's interesting that you ordered the correct part number using an incorrect diagram of the part. You must have traveled through a hole in the matrix. An illustration of the correct part is attached. The next challenge is likely to be getting gasoline from a diesel pump. Laughing
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4Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:55 pm

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That picture is of the early type you will find the correct O-ring from 86 onward. I cant recall the size but Real OEM will give you the size.


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5Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:58 pm

robmack

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RealOEM doesn't list the size of the O-ring that seals the fuel sender unit.  I checked the Canadian price for the original BMW part and BMW want $23.00 plus HST.  For an O-ring!! Highway robbery!

As far as I can tell, the correct size metric O-ring should be 4.5x45.  That has a cross-section of 4.5mm, OD of 54mm and ID of 45mm.  This is eye-balling it; can anyone else confirm?


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6Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:38 pm

Laitch

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robmack wrote:As far as I can tell, the correct size metric O-ring should be 4.5x45.  That has a cross-section of 4.5mm, OD of 54mm and ID of 45mm.  This is eye-balling it; can anyone else confirm?
Euro Motoelectrics confirms.
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7Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:24 pm

bmwk100rs

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How much torque do you apply to the screws? Will 5 foot-pounds be sufficient?
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8Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:52 pm

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There's no spec for that torque in the BMW manual. Just get them nice and tight.


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94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
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9Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:51 pm

robmack

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Laitch wrote:Euro Motoelectrics confirms.
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10Back to top Go down   Fuel Tank Leaking Empty Re: Fuel Tank Leaking Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:37 pm

robmack

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FYI:  Found a good source for these O-rings on Aliexpress.  5.0mm CS instead of 4.5mm, but they are Vitron which is good if you're using E10 fuel.

Search for this title "CS 5mm OD16-100mm Green FKM Fluorine Rubber O Ring O-Ring Oil Sealing Gasket" to get to the product.  If I posted a link, it would probably be broken in a couple months.

UPDATE: Received the o-rings from Aliexpress in the mail. They fit perfectly and the slightly extra thickness helps to seal a little better than an OEM o-ring (5mm versus 4.5mm).


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