Well, this thread indeed generates wry smiles....same old, same old..."no problem, they all do that" and "you should have bought"...reminds me of Monty's "A mere flesh wound!".<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> <o></o> At the end of the day I agree with GB...lots of hope and promise but BMW is Teflon coated and this too will fade.<o></o> <o></o> The above request to specify if your FD has a gear oil leak does make for a pause...since many failed FDs did not leak any lubricant...Hmmmmm.<o></o> <o></o> Will any of us ever know for certain why the FDs have failed? For example does anyone out there know for certain why the ignition antennae [multi versions] failed and generated the dreaded EWS? The weaknesses in these components will go to the grave with some BMW engineer...assuming that even they have a clue. What BMW does know is the true percentage of FDs that have failed; not surprisingly that is a corporate secret. Nothing but WAGs for now and probably forever from the rest of us.<o></o> <o></o> Oh yes, I dearly love my '07 GSA and when, not if, it breaks I will fix it and dirt ravage another set of TKCs! An old western phrase: "Ride for the Brand" doesn't apply to BMW for me, I ride because the bike is so damn much fun and inspite of BMW's marketing mentality.