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Old 03-20-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Final Drive lube question

Opened up the FD assembly during the FD oil change. The accessibility is so darn cool. I noticed that the rubber boots have some white grease. What is it? Can I put extra white lithium grease on it? Spline will get some moly paste.

I also noticed the FD oil filler hole cap has a wire attached. What is it for? In the display I see "OK - oil" -- is it for FD and not engine oil?

Do I need blue locktite in any of the bolts in this procedure?
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:44 PM   #2
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Bike? I always lube the rearend. Splines, shaft, and receiver bore.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:59 PM   #4
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Right after starting to put FD oil, I figured I had to measure 180ml. The bottle from BBY had no transparent scale with graduations. So I got a glass measuring jar from kitchen, poured out 320ml, and then poured the rest from bottom to the FD. Phew.

Will be better next time.
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:04 AM   #5
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I use a baby bottle with a piece of tubing zip tied to the nipple to measure and fill.

There should be a allen head fill plug on the 09. The other thing with the wire you are looking at I would guess is the rear wheel speed sensor.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:44 AM   #6
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Opened up the FD assembly during the FD oil change. The accessibility is so darn cool. I noticed that the rubber boots have some white grease. What is it? Can I put extra white lithium grease on it? Spline will get some moly paste.

I also noticed the FD oil filler hole cap has a wire attached. What is it for? In the display I see "OK - oil" -- is it for FD and not engine oil?

Do I need blue locktite in any of the bolts in this procedure?
1 - I put some lithium around the boots also to make sure they are lubed. Be very careful when you put them back in as they seat quite loosely and you can have them not seat properly. Its not a big issue if they dont but if you are anal it will be and it does keep goop out of there.

2 - Never heard of the wire - unless you are talking about the rear wheel speed sensor. I had thought the 09's had a seperate oil filler and you did not need to use the sensor whole Like I do on my 06. I just checked and they do have a separate fill screw - so in the future you dont have to take the sensor out if you dont want to. The sensor measure speed and wheel spin for the abs. Clean it off as it is magnetic and will attract debris which is normal.

3 - Do not put loctite on any of the screw - including the strut bolt. They are all low torque bolts and will be fine with the proper torque or a deft hand. The strut bolt is heavy duty but is micro-encapsulated and although they say that it should be replaced each time - it is a steel squeezed locking mechanism and I have had only 2 in 9 years - it is not a high vibration or force application other than the bolt sheer strength - the nut will not come off. But do what makes you feel comfortable - the nuts are cheap by BMW standards. You could lock wire it before you put on loctite there.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:44 AM   #7
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You should get the JVB PM video. It's great, he explains all of this and more.

The filler port doesn't have wires. :-\
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:12 AM   #8
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Thanks for the details. I do have jvb video. I will use the filler how next time...
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