Add me to the cracked fuel tank list

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by lepoer, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. credx2

    credx2 Adventurer

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    Sorry I dont but the cracks are exactly like those in other photos in this thread.
  2. Karasu

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    Well I just joined the club and bought a used 2009 F800 with 12k on it. Evidently it came with a membership to the cracked tank club as well. :huh

    Luckily it's still under warranty and BMW is replacing the tank for me. The plus side is it's a US bike that was brought to Canada and a Canadian tank is getting put back on so I think I might lose the charcoal canister in the process. If that isn't the fix well then I have my full five year BMW warranty on the tank. :evil

    The best part is free storage till the tank comes into the shop, which sounds like it'll be the better part of a month. Hopefully the snow has stopped flying by then. Does anyone know what the newest revision of the tank P/N is? I'm curious to check if that's the one I get.

    Here's a pic of it before the shop:

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  3. JRWooden

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    part number listed at Max BMW is still: 16117704799

    Which is the P/N they gave me in 2011 near the end of my warranty period on my 2009 ...
    (and this replacement is starting to crack...)

    You get a 5-year warranty from date of install? :huh
    Is that a special Canada thing?
    Here in USA I think the best we can hope for is either 5-years from date of mfg (since it is an emissions related component),
    or two years from date of installation of a replacement ....
  4. Karasu

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    I think you may be right that it's two years from the date of replacement. Previous owner used up my other three years. :dunno :lol3

    Well when it's tossed on I'll let you guys know what P/N it comes with. It's a shame to hear they're still cracking but here's hoping I get lucky and the new one doesn't.
  5. JRWooden

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    Ok ... got it ....
    From the looks of things, my 2nd tank will be sufficiently cracked to deserve replacement within the 2-year "parts" warranty ... :huh

    We can only hope that maybe they have improved the mfg. process for the tank to get more consistant results ...
  6. Heakle

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    On my first Saturday ride my buddy, who works for BMW, looks at my bike and says "Your fuel tank is separating".

    Go straight to the dealer. Show them, they seem not concerned. When you come in for your 300 mile service we will replace it. We have a few in stock.

    WOW.
  7. JRWooden

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    From what we are told, It is a double-wall tank, and so there is no impending danger from the crack ....
    but ... it's an $800 part and a lot of labor/trouble to replace ........ it makes a guy wonder ... :huh
  8. credx2

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    An update. I took my bike back to the dealer, South Seas Cycle in Honolulu. Dropped it off before a two week business trip. Upon my return the tank had been replaced. Good on BMW and South Seas for taking care of the issue so quickly. Bad on BMW for allowing this problem to go on for so long. Hope this lasts of this issue for the life of the bike.
  9. UpST8

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    :lurk What he said..I have a 2013 F800 and want to know where I should be inspecting for cracks...is it consistent for the most part on tanks? :D please
  10. JRWooden

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  11. ebrabaek

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    I am truly at odds with this cracking. I live in the hot desert southwest, where there are many days over 100 F. The sun cooks everything, and yet, I have no cracks in my tank on my '09... Truly stumped.
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    You're just not doing it right.
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    I guess your right.... More flogging to come......:D:freaky
  14. Pomo

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    Hopefully that bodes well for the new tank I got then. :D I didn't spot mine cracking until after I moved to NM, but in reality it could have been in that condition for months+ without me noticing.
  15. SMSCCA

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    Just noticed that I too have a cracked tank...bummer. 2011 800 GS with 500 miles.
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  17. Skoots

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    After seeing this thread I figured I would check my bike out. Thinking to myself, my bike should be fine, it's a 2013, has less then two hundred miles on it, just got it three weeks ago. Well...... low and behold it's starting to crack! Wtf! It's not bad but it's starting. Will be in contact with the dealer to get it replaced when I get my first service done.
  18. JRWooden

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    Skoots:

    This is just a suggestion ... and it might be a crap suggestion ... but ...
    IMHO:

    I would not panic... you have 3-years of warranty, and the tank is double-wall (or so we are told) so you are not supposed to be in danger of splashing gasoline on the hot exhaust or anything really dangerous.... Thus
    I would wait until the crack gets really bad or until you are nearing the end of your 3-year warranty ... which ever comes first and THEN get them to replace it ...

    I have confirmed with my local dealer that parts installed by the dealer (either under warranty or paid-by-customer) have a 2-year warranty.
    So if you wait to end of 3-year warranty two good things might happen:
    1) BMW will have come out with design that works and the replacement will last a lifetime.
    2) If not, then you will have an "extended warranty" of an extra 2 years on the replacement

    Note: some folks think that because the fuel tank is part of the "emissions control" system that the warranty might be longer than 3-years, but that might be hard (harder?) to enforce ....

    Just my $0.02
  19. Skoots

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    Wasn't panicking.... More surprised then anything and irritated. Sounds like a plan. I will wait and see if Bmw comes out with a new design then get it replaced or just get it done before my warranty runs out if they don't.
  20. JRWooden

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    Sounds good!
    Sorry I didn't mean to imply you WERE in a panic :D