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OfflineWiking

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    Draining oil condensate hose
    « on: 2014-07-25 12:48:28 »
    Does anyone know where the hose is and how to drain it?
    The process is part of the BMW Maintenance schedule.

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    Re: Draining oil condensate hose
    « Reply #1 on: 2014-07-25 14:06:19 »
    The drain line runs from the air box down the left side of the engine. 

    Stick your fingers in between the bike frame and the 6 emblem. 

    You should feel three rubber hoses. 

    One is shorter than the others and is plugged with a plastic plug. 

    The end of the hose with the plug should be found just under the rear-most end of the horizontal main frame bar, where it turns downward toward the swingarm pivot (you may need to remove the "6" cover over the left end of the gearbox housing to make it easier to see/pull out)..

    Number 4 on the image!


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      Re: Draining oil condensate hose
      « Reply #2 on: 2014-07-25 14:08:00 »
      It's on the left hand side of the bike.
      Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

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        Re: Draining oil condensate hose
        « Reply #3 on: 2014-07-28 00:31:19 »
        I just drained mine.  Holy cow there was a great deal of watery oil in mine.  About 1/2 US Quart.  It is painless and fast.  I missed this check on the BMW schedule. 

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          Re: Draining oil condensate hose
          « Reply #4 on: 2014-10-21 11:19:17 »
          thank you  :)

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            Re: Draining oil condensate hose
            « Reply #5 on: 2015-04-26 01:27:49 »
            Updated as of April 23rd 2015.  K1600GTL 2012 has 25,000 US Miles.  Only used 100% SAE synthetic every 5000 us miles, Only used BMW OEM Filters air and oil.  I babied my K16 lady!

            It began to use oil about 18 months ago 16,000 us miles. (before this it used an UN-noticable amount of oil (maybe 100-200cc).  after 16,000 us miles it used about 1/2 quart every 5000 US Miles) BMW dealer said that was normal even as much as 1 us quart for every 1000 US Miles was within specs.  BMW completed annual service and I drove on with no worries. 

            12 months ago it began to use about 1 quart every 1500 US Miles and I notice heavy white smoke every 2000 miles.  I would drain the condensate airbox and refill the low oil as directed by the owners manual.  I am still thinking this is normal as my k16 was still under the 1 quart per 1000 miles.  as for the condensate airbox filling with oil I just drained twice between 5000 us mile oil changes and ignored thinking this is normal

            April 1st 2015 My K1600 was using 1 quart of oil every 150-300 us miles.  150cc to 300cc went into airbox.  I was refilling the oil after every two to three rides. 

            April 11th, BMW Began to troubleshoot.  Passed drop test, passed compression test, passed full computer diagnostics while in running condition

            April 23rd, BMW pulled head and cylinders: found 6 cracked pistons.  Cracked at oil ring area (Skirt)

            Currently waiting new engine:  Overall I am pleased with their efforts to cover under the legal written warranty

            MY CONCERNS: All that piston metal had to go someplace- maybe transmission (shared sump)? All that burning lost oil had to cause some damage to the exhaust system oxygen sensor and what ever else is their. 

            ?????Do I insist on a new transmission and exhaust system?  or just ask for a free extended warranty on the entire engine assembly?????

            A word of advice: if you get ANY oil out of your condensate drain line....best get it checked out and documented!!!!!  Date, miles, amount and photographs

            Overall: I STILL LOVE MY K1600!  I just hope this is a rare incident of where the Germans got some bad parts

             

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