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Old 08-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #31
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They make heat shrink metal rings. They shrink completely at 100C so should be safe for the plastic.

Here is a link.

http://www.intrinsicdevices.com/

They are not cheap, but if they have one the right size these could fix a flange, they can exert a huge amount of force in a completely uniform manner.

If they work there is a vendor opportunity for someone.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #32
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Hi Jim,

Instead of going hrough the hassle of making the collar, why not just pour epoxy over is like what I did?

Once it filled to the top of the collar, basically it is holding up the female thread like the collar you mention?

I am sure it will be much easier this way...
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:10 PM   #33
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Mainly because I have little faith in epoxy in this application. It might work fine, but I have rarely had good luck with it under tension.

A collar will ensure that the plastic doesn't expand. I am hoping to find one and not have it made.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:08 PM   #34
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Oh... I agree with you to a certain extend! Let us know once you have found the solution to it!

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:12 AM   #35
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Update. BMW comped parts and labor for a new pump. It took a while to get it done but all is well.

Shout out to Victory BMW in Chandler for making it happen.

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #36
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Update. BMW comped parts and labor for a new pump. It took a while to get it done but all is well.

Shout out to Victory BMW in Chandler for making it happen.

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That's good news.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:47 AM   #37
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500 miles so far and holding with a washer and thread tape. I really need to locate a collar though.

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Old 12-03-2011, 12:40 AM   #38
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Same problem either.

Flange failure in a 2006 model, Fuel Pump Assembly is $474.69
Ouch!!!

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #39
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500 miles so far and holding with a washer and thread tape. I really need to locate a collar though.

Jim
Never needed a collar, and at 1500 miles, it is still tight and not leaking.

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:11 PM   #40
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This is getting old.

I was aware of some of the other flaws such as EWS, FD, brake flange but was not aware of this problem. Just went out to check my 08 GS and it seems to have cracks.

I'll take the cover off in the next few days to get a better look.

What a burden we carry liking, no loving, these bikes.

The good thing is that mine is still under warranty.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #41
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #42
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This is getting old.

I was aware of some of the other flaws such as EWS, FD, brake flange but was not aware of this problem. Just went out to check my 08 GS and it seems to have cracks.

I'll take the cover off in the next few days to get a better look.

What a burden we carry liking, no loving, these bikes.

The good thing is that mine is still under warranty.
If it is under warranty, have it fixed. If not, and it is not leaking, do not touch it, or it will leak.

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Old 12-25-2011, 04:18 PM   #43
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Update:

My dealer (Lonestar BMW in Austin) managed to snag the last Fuel Pump Flange in-country and the part is now on my GS--picture below. Apparently I get a two year warranty on this so I'll be covered past my warranty end-date.

Service rep told me they'd been having a few failures and they attribute it to the heat but I'm not buying that. When I asked, they told me the replacement part is exactly like the part coming off i.e. not an improved design and I was also told there was no BMW bulletin on the failures.

I just took the body panels off and I see where the part was scratched and it looks like metal to me so maybe it is an improved part.

I am filing a report with NHTSA; if enough of us file something may be done i.e. a recall. NHTSA reporting webpage LINK.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #44
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I would recommend that you guys with the failure file with the NHTSA like these fellows: The dreaded R1200RT Fuel Pump Leak Strikes Again

Looks like my pump will be replaced under warranty for the all-too-common regulator problem but if a recall does happen you can bet I'll be swapping it out again for a pump with the upgraded flange.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:59 AM   #45
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Add mine to the list. '06 1200GS with around 26k miles on it. I pulled the side panel last night and right away saw at least 3-4 big cracks in the flange. I don't know if had been leaking, but I had a few strong wiffs of raw fuel the last couple of times I was out on the bike. I won't be riding it until I can come up with a solution. Camera was dead, so I'll get pics tonight when I get home. Disappointed to say the least.

I'll be filing it with the NHTSA asap. For you guys that have the issue.....PLEASE file a report, it can actually make a difference. I had an issue with the fuel tank on my '08 Jeep Wrangler, where fuel would gush back out of filler neck when the gas pump would shut off. It was a well known issue on the internet forums, but Chrysler wouldn't do anything about it besides replacing the tank on the owners dime ($700 in parts + labor). Eventually, the NHSTA put pressure on them to replace the fuel tanks free of charge and include a lifetime warranty against it happening again.

My Pics. Looks like 5-6 cracks at least







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