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#538098 - 11/09/09 02:35 PM Fuel strip
Motodan Offline
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Does anyone know the part number for the often replaced R1200 (in this case a GS) fuel strip? Thanks
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#538103 - 11/09/09 02:49 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: Motodan]
BanjoBoy Offline
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No, but I know where to find it...

Linkage

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#538238 - 11/09/09 10:57 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: BanjoBoy]
Mike T Offline
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Check realoem.com to get the pn. Here is the link for a 2006 GS

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...hg=16&fg=05
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#538330 - 11/10/09 09:21 AM Re: Fuel strip [Re: Mike T]
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16147675547 FUEL LEVEL SENSOR 0.17 1 $170.35

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#538390 - 11/10/09 12:21 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: RoadJunkie]
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I need to know the typical symptoms of a faulty fuel strip because I was told that my '05 RT's may need to be replaced.

Is there possibly another detailed thread that discusses this issue?

Thanks.
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#538875 - 11/11/09 05:34 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: RoadJunkie]
LJR Offline
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FUEL LEVEL SENSOR 1 16-14-7-675-547 $126.51

at Webparts.com

just sayin'
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#538913 - 11/11/09 06:52 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: Catbird]
markgoodrich Offline
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Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Catbird
I need to know the typical symptoms of a faulty fuel strip because I was told that my '05 RT's may need to be replaced.

Is there possibly another detailed thread that discusses this issue?

Thanks.


There's a zillion threads about the thing, usually with the word "gauge," spelt variously, in the thread title.

I've had it done twice, made no difference in the "empty" gallonage...shows empty and only takes about 5.2 gallons. The last time I HAD to get it done, as the gas gauge went blank (well I din't HAVE to, but it was covered under the parts warranty). This last time required a software update.

Symptoms: gas gauge shows empty when there's still a couple or more gallons left; or the gas gauge goes blank. Or both. In my cases, anyway.

EDIT: based on you comments in your other thread, Catbird, I'd bet your fuel sensor is kaputski. However, only a fool would take action on a bet I made, without confirmation from someone with actual knowledge.


Edited by markgoodrich (11/11/09 06:57 PM)
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#538920 - 11/11/09 07:15 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: LJR]
BeemerBerg Offline
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Registered: 01/11/03
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Loc: Kanab, Utah
Mine gas gauge went south last March--when we were at Torrey.

I normally fill up from the right--gas pump on the left, hose stuck into the right hand side of the gas tank--so as not to disturb the sensitive fuel strip. But this time all the pumps were in operation, except one, where I had to violate my previous practice.

Gas gauge never worked since.

Been living off the trip meter ever since. But the yellow "Triangle of Death" and flashing gas icon is bothering me enough to want to fix the d*mn thing. But I keep reading about those who have had "the fix", only to have it fail again and again. Of course my bike is out of warranty, so any decision is going to be out of pocket.

As I understand, this is not a DIY job, as the bike has to be strapped to the magic BMW shop computer, with the tank completely empty, and the gauge "retrained" to know when it's empty. So it's not only the cost of the part, but also shop time $$ to fix what shouldn't fail in the first place. mad

Since my closest shop is 3-4 hours away, has anyone found a way to fix it themselves? Would a GS 911 be of any help here?
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#538928 - 11/11/09 07:31 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: markgoodrich]
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Hello and thanks for the feedback.

This is the current situation:
(Whether I just turn the key ON or start up the engine, the display is the same.)

As you may know there are two gas pump icons, one is the small one just above the gas level bar gauge that is always ON when the key is ON. The other one is larger and is located about an inch or so IIRC above the smaller one where system faults are displayed.

I have about 3/4 full tank of fuel in the bike.

Initially, when I started the engine, the bar gauge showed 100% full and the larger gas pump icon was blinking.

Eventually, with the key OFF, I opened the gas cap to relieve any possible unusual pressure (wasn't any) and gingerly probed around down in the tank with a clean wooden rod about 18" long. I was hoping that I could feel something that possibly had become stuck (wasn't any).

Finally, I started the engine again; this time the bar gauge showed completely empty and the larger gas pump icon was still blinking.

Any suggestions are welcomed.
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#538947 - 11/11/09 08:24 PM Re: Fuel strip [Re: BeemerBerg]
JayW Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
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Loc: Western NC
Originally Posted By: BeemerBerg

I normally fill up from the right--gas pump on the left, hose stuck into the right hand side of the gas tank--so as not to disturb the sensitive fuel strip...


Hmmm, that is the first time I have ever heard that the wrong choice of a fuel pump might harm the sensor. I never pay attention to this at all. The black insert (which I have not removed) seems to make the pump nozzle point straight down into the tank regardless of which side I am standing on. I wonder if this might be an argument for not removing that thing, as so many have done? My fuel gauge has always worked fine.

Jay

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