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Offline Dildorito

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2018 S1000R Engine seal concerns
« on: November 05, 2018, 03:28:14 AM »
I picked up my brand new (30kms on the clock) 2018 S1000R last week and just today, while having a good look over, I noticed what looks like a silicone-like substance oozing out from between the main block and the oil sump? On top of that I also noticed that the two pieces don't seem to line up very well.

I have it booked in for its run-in service with BMW in a few days time but was just curious as to your guys' opinions.


Offline nrthrnbkr

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Re: 2018 S1000R Engine seal concerns
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 11:34:38 AM »
Its normal - basically if no oil/fluids are spewing out youre ok (at the moment) - to be fair oil leaks do seem rare on this bike

Offline podders

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Re: 2018 S1000R Engine seal concerns
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 08:09:05 PM »
My 2018 bike doesnt have gasket goo oozing out like that but to be honest, I wouldnt be worried if it did, as long as the oily and water stays inside thats the main thing!

You can get it checked again when you have your obligatory warranty water pump fitted in 2/3 months... :169:

Offline Woody146

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Re: 2018 S1000R Engine seal concerns
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 12:42:02 AM »
Your last pic is chain lube. That factory crap goes EVERYWHERE. And the silicone looking stuff is silicone. They use a liquid spreadable type gasket. Dont worry about the block not lining up. Ride the bike like you stole it and have fun :821:


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