Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: 2007 F800S oil leak

  1. #1

    2007 F800S oil leak

    So a couple of months ago I bought a 800S for the girlfriend to ride.
    Sweet bike but has a little leak up top.
    Im guessing the motor has to be pulled to pull and replace valve cover.
    Looking for insite or tips
    Thanks
    Steve
    Steve
    Republic of Texas

  2. #2
    SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Silver City, Montana
    Posts
    7,193
    You do not need to pull the engine to get the valve cover off. Leaking valve cover gaskets were not uncommon; they are easy to install incorrectly.

    I recommend you get a maintenance DVD from a dealer or at very least a Haynes manual for the bike. Three or four years ago there was an article in the Owner's News about checking the valves on an F800S by the then technical writer Paul Glaves. If you can get that article it will be helpful. It is a chore getting thru the wiring to remove the valve cover.
    Kevin
    The Outpost, Silver City, Montana
    Team Pterodactyl
    2018 Ural Gear Up, 2017 R1200GSA

  3. #3
    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    CENTEX USA
    Posts
    10,116
    Sorry to hear , but not a hard repair. No, motor does not need removal...but a lot of stuff above it. There are two places you need to use a bead of RTV on where semi circle castings meet head.

    The BMW serrvice CD-ROM is a worthwhile purchase, be wary of really cheap copies as they sometimes have missing chapters.

    here is a thread from ADVriders on the similar F650 twin, pics are kinda small

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/valve...orial.1174408/
    Steve Henson-Mod Team and SABMWRA Prez

    Be decisive, right or wrong.The road of life is paved with
    flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision~unknown

  4. #4
    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    CENTEX USA
    Posts
    10,116
    Kevin beat me to it

    In that linked thread is another talking about new style cover bolts upgraded by BMW...a good thing to replace on early models

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/valve...status.961107/
    Steve Henson-Mod Team and SABMWRA Prez

    Be decisive, right or wrong.The road of life is paved with
    flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision~unknown

  5. #5
    thanks for input
    Steve
    Republic of Texas

  6. #6
    Registered User kthflieger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Columbia river gorge, Oregon
    Posts
    149
    It is a simple fix - getting the tupperware out of the way and getting to the valve cover is the biggest time consumer.....but when you replace the gasket, be careful when you torque the valve cover bolts.....using a big wrench with a low setting can still stretch the bolts.......like honda, the bolts are made of butter.....I actually use a small 1/4" drive torque wrench and go slowly to avoid bold damage.
    "Wer reitet so spaet durch nacht und wind -es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind" -- Goethe
    R1200RT, F800GS
    '80 GL1100

Similar Threads

  1. 2007 R1200RT Suspected Fuel Leak
    By indawin in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-15-2013, 05:54 PM
  2. Thinking of a F800S (2007)
    By iMav in forum F-Twins
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 12:40 AM
  3. 2007 R1200RT final drive leak
    By bclark4779kf in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-09-2008, 05:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •