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    K13GT fuel pump failure

    Been scouring the forums for any thread relating to failed fuel pump without success. Does anyone have any tech reference for pulling the fuel tank and replacing the fuel pump in a K1300GT?

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    Registered User GTRider's Avatar
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    Has this bike had the fuel pump recall performed prior to this failure? What is the failure mode—electrical failure of the pump motor, or mechanical failure of the mounting flange and resultant fuel leakage?

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    SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    This may help. DVD Repair Manual, P/N:01598559167, $111.04
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    Electrical failure due to pump being bound up

    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Has this bike had the fuel pump recall performed prior to this failure? What is the failure mode—electrical failure of the pump motor, or mechanical failure of the mounting flange and resultant fuel leakage?

    Best,
    DG
    The local BMW dealer informed me that since I did not hear the initial whining of the fuel pump at power on then there is indeed this problem and that sometimes you can reverse polarity on the fuel pump and clear a jam in the pump internals.

    The bike is a 2010 with a little over 30K miles on the odometer.

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    Why does it feel like the K1300GT is an abandoned model??

    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    This may help. DVD Repair Manual, P/N:01598559167, $111.04
    thanks for the info.

    Is the fuel pump failure at 30K unusual?

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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by capricorn54 View Post
    Is the fuel pump failure at 30K unusual?
    I would say it's unusual.
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    Mine had to be replaced at 60k due to cracks leaking fuel.

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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    Low miles for a failure, however, a sitting bike with modern fuel degradation and moisture can accelerate an issue.
    Replaced a similar pump on a R12GS that sat for three years. Everything on the pump that could corrode, did and the corrugated straw plastic lines on the pump basically disentegrated. Was not pretty. I cannot attach pic at moment.

    I also have a friends K12S here with same symptoms and opening the fuel cap will take your breath away with varnish smell. It also sat a few years with a half tank and has no sound from pump right at key on boot up.

    Not a hard repair once tank is off, just costly if the complete unit and not just a aftermarket pump is needed.
    Did your dealer run the VIN or check the bung QC fitting for cracks?. Possible it could be replaced on that issue as was done for three of our bikes and a few posters here.
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