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#1012999 - 06/14/18 08:53 AM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: Lemans]  
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Originally Posted by Lemans

Here's one of the cams taken from my bike at 800 miles.



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OUCH!

#1013033 - 06/14/18 07:16 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: Lemans]  
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Holly cow, I'd say that this is way out of whack!

On a side note; The front intake and exhaust valves on both sides of the motor where way out of spec on my '17 RT with 11.5K miles...
After I told my dealer what I had found, they told me that they had never adjusted the valves on a wet-head with that low mileage at all. Makes me wonder what Hans and Franz are doing at the plant... dontknow

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#1013051 - 06/15/18 10:10 AM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: Lemans]  
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In April I checked my valves and cam timing on my 17.5 new GS at 59 miles. Cam timing was good. Valves were very tight. I will be coming up on my 6K pretty quick here so I will check again. If they appear as tight again I will be resetting them. Every GS/A I have checked the valves have been tighter than the RT's I have checked.


Not happy I may have to set valves at 6K but it is what it is. I will set for middle of the range.

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#1013069 - 06/15/18 03:52 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: Lemans]  
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Not good. At least it is a warranty repair


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#1013369 - 06/23/18 04:46 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: JEF]  
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Jeff, I live in Cincy and also have a '16 RT. Where did you take yours for service?

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#1019039 - 09/13/18 05:29 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: AZgman]  
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I have just experienced the cam deterioration malady on my 2014 RTW at 22,000 mi. They are being replaced at a dealer in Ohio. they said cams only and will "flush" the engine before the rebuild. My question is about the proper break in after the repair. any thoughts on this from those who have experience. thanks. Rally grounded in Ohio.

#1019040 - 09/13/18 05:49 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: JEF]  
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JEF please see my todays post. How did your situation work out? Agree they find a weak link somehow.....disappointing.

#1019081 - 09/14/18 02:25 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: AndyS]  
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Originally Posted by AndyS
Originally Posted by Lemans

Here's one of the cams taken from my bike at 800 miles.

I'd say BMW better get a new company to make their cams because this one apparently doesn't believe in quality control. Apparently this cam wasn't properly heat treated , I've seen cams with over 100K on them that looked better.



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OUCH!

#1019083 - 09/14/18 03:15 PM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: Lemans]  
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I am beginning to see why so many owners of these high tech wonders part with them before the warrantee expires. Oh, I can also see why the third party extended warrantee is so expensive. It's reassuring to see not much has changed with BMW in the years since the oilheads hit the road with their faulty rear drives and trans input shaft splines to name but a few problems.


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#1019267 - 09/18/18 12:32 AM Re: RT LC cam problems [Re: Lemans]  
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Geez I guess. Prior to this story the wetheads have been quite solid and reliable, but now this. Ouch! My '16 has 35,850m OTC and I had decided to forgo an extended warranty until this story again makes me second guess the decision once again.

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