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Using any GSW Special Tools?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by marchyman, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. JetSpeed

    JetSpeed Naviator

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    There's someone from Canada selling the BMW GSW service DVD on Ebay for $20, I'm sure they're legit.....I mean they would have to be, wouldn't they?

    And don't take my posts so literally, they read out real bad if you do.
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  2. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Taking your posts literally makes them much more interesting and offers greater reason to express internet indignation :deal :lol2

    Apparently I never updated this thread to show the tools in use. I think I put that in a new thread. To complete this thread:

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    Context for those images at http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0702-cam-timing/
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  3. JetSpeed

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    Marc, that is one heck of a nice write-up on your cam timing adjustment, showing those tools in action.
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  4. murdoch71

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    I'm new here,
    I have one question about BMW special Tools.
    Here in Italy it is not possible to buy it; is it in Usa?
    Where can I buy it?
    Thanks very much to all for this really interesting thread!
    Thanks
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  5. AMEretired

    AMEretired Been here awhile Supporter

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    My .02. I purchased the 4 tools required to adjusted the cam timing on my 2013. My results are similar to others.
    Considerably smoother under 4000 rpm and pulls noticeably harder in the mid to top end. A very favorable result.
    A 5/8 crowfoot works fine as an alternative to a16mm.
    Checked the valve clearances before and after and they were much more consistent after.
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  6. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    I bought the tools from a BMW dealer. It took about 4 months for one of them to be delivered, but they all eventually arrived at my doorstep.

    1. Quantity: 1 83302327790, ALIGNMENT PIN, Price: $78.09

    2. Quantity: 1 83300444292, TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER ASSEM, Price: $166.10

    3. Quantity: 1 83302339885, SLEEVE, Price: $11.66

    4. Quantity: 1 83302327796, ALIGNMENT JIG, Price: $38.68
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  7. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Thank you. It is even better now that I've correctly spelled Porshe. :doh
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  8. cantupshift

    cantupshift Been here awhile

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    My concern would be that three registrations and then what? Hard drives die, if you replace you laptop every 3 years by year 10 you're in trouble when it comes to getting the software renewed.


    So on to an unrelated topic..

    So at work we have some old software on laptops that get retired. Manufacturer is gone, support contract it up, etc. etc.

    Usually what will happen is the machine will get P2V'ed. Physical to virtual. The VM can the be backed up in it's entirety to a safe place and we no longer worry about a 10 year old Win98 laptop from dieing.
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  9. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Nice write up Machyman!!!

    Thanks for taking the time to do it and share with us! :freaky

    So the shop DVD can only be used up to 3 times via registration? I do not get it?

    Update what? The manual? Why would you update the manual if you (let's say...) plan on keeping the bike 15 yrs? The updates would be useless since your 15 yr old bike does not have a need for those updates...or would it?

    Not sure if there is a thread or a place where there is more info on this manual...
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  10. JR356

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    That would be Porsche,unless someone stole a letter:D


    JR356
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  11. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Maybe I stole the letter. I have a mind blank when it comes to spelling the name of that car. I blame the Panamera Models. If they can add another set of doors I can remove letters from their name :lol3
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  12. JetSpeed

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    Reminds me of the joke:
    "How would you like to paint my porch for $50?, OK all done, but that wasn't a Porsche it was a Ferrari."
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  13. murdoch71

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    Hi JimVonBaden,

    what do you think about changing coolant in R 1200 GS WC?

    I've read Reprom (march 2014) and say that you need "Venturi" vacuum pump (Bmw special parts).

    Do you think it's necessary to avoid air bubble in cooling system?

    Thanks
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  14. JetSpeed

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    There has been a small discussion on this already with one poster stating that he drained and refilled his cooling system without the need of a pump.

    Although if a pump is actually needed I would be inclined to buy an inexpensive tool like this Airlift Cooling System Service Tool (>$80) over the expensive BMW tool mainly because it's not an item that's going to get much use.

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    I'm sure that Jim will have some more insight to add to this.
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  15. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    You guys have it all wrong.

    I know JVB very well and I wouldn't trust him. All he's ever done for me is to let me stay at his house and help me work on my bike while I was on the road. Then he has the nerve to occasionally come to visit me in AZ. What an :asshat

    Hi Jim, thought you'd see this :wave

    -jeff
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  16. murdoch71

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    Anorak Woolf Barnato Supporter

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    I bought something similar when the K1200X series came out because they told us at the BMW school that vacuum filling is the only way to do it without leaving air trapped in the system. If you use it correctly it works very well. I use the product I have daily in my auto shop. The cooling system normally requires a small top off after the engine has been allow to reach operating temperature.
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  18. murdoch71

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    Today arrived to me this special tools. They cost 200 Euros from Germany.

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    tapatalkato
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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    No, you have it! Good advice!:deal
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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    As for you young man! :lol3