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Old 09-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Trouble with cooling System service f800GS

Hi Guys,

As per advice from previous threads I have drained the coolant from my F800GS.
The Trouble I have had is when I have tried to reconnect the bottom pipe on the oil cooler at the front of the engine.
For the life of me i cant get it to stop leaking.
Anyone else have this trouble. Can i use a sealant or does it just rely on the o-ring to seal it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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It's just the o-ring ...

I've had mine apart several times and reused the o-ring without any issues ... maybe yours has a small nick in it or there's some debris somewhere getting in the way of it sealing? Next trip to dealer I am buying new ones to have on hand.

You could switch o-rings between the top and bottom lines and see if the leak follows the o-ring... or maybe you'd get two leaks?
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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Presumably METRIC, probably not proprietary.
Anyone have the O-ring dimensions, or 'trade size' so the prepared rider can obtain spares in advance ?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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Presumably METRIC, probably not proprietary.
Anyone have the O-ring dimensions, or 'trade size' so the prepared rider can obtain spares in advance ?
Fiche page @ MaxBMW says: O-RING - 12X2,5
I have two service kits of o-rings in the garage and neither has that size in it ... sheezzzzzzz
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for that,

Yeah i didn't have that size either.
Off the the store I go
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Take off the leaking o-ring, flip it front to back and reuse it.
It worked for me.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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Cheers for the help guys. A new o-ring did the trick. It is amazing how much the orings shrink over time.
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