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    K1600 Final Drive Oil Change
    « on: 2013-10-13 02:35:25 »
     I copied this from another BMW site:  Here are the photos from the 1st final drive oil change. USE ONLY 180cc Gear Lube or you will blow out the rear seals
     
     180cc per BMW mechanic.
     
     20 NM [size=100%][size=100%]torque[/size][/size] for both plugs.
     
     Mechanic says the magnetic drain plug always has fuzz on it. We will see if that changes with Amsoil Shock Proof Gear Lube.
     
     Slid rear [size=100%][size=100%]tire[/size][/size] out without messing with exhaust. Tight fit but works just fine.
     
     The bottle comes from a hair salon store and is used for applying hair color. Measurements on bottle make getting the volume easy. Refill is a snap with this bottle.
     
     O-rings on plugs, so no new washers or o-rings were used.  Attached Thumbnails  Final Drive Fluid Change-drain-jpg   Final Drive Fluid Change-plug-jpg   Final Drive Fluid Change-refill-jpg   Final Drive Fluid Change-bottle-jpg   Final Drive Fluid Change-filling-jpg 

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      Re: K1600 Final Drive Oil Change
      « Reply #1 on: 2014-01-12 15:10:57 »
      Ok please help.  How much fluid to I put into the rear differential?  180ml? 200ml?  I do not want to over do it an risk blowing out seals. 2012GLT.  Thanks in advance

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      Re: K1600 Final Drive Oil Change
      « Reply #2 on: 2014-01-12 15:50:23 »
      All documentations - shows  180cc !
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        Re: K1600 Final Drive Oil Change
        « Reply #3 on: 2014-01-12 17:24:00 »
        Thanks STeinar. I am planning on changing it today while the snow flies.  Was going to do it last weekend but my son lost my #50 torx driver to take off the rear wheel.  180cc is what I think as well but just wanted to verify as there is one article on using 200cc.  I also notice several differences between the 2011, 2012, 2-13 and now 2014 requirements.  The air filter was so easy compared to the k1200 all day tupperware removal job.  My new 139db horn rocks!  I actually left the old horn installed so now there is harmony between the two horns!  Topcase light I am waiting to get that in.