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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2015, 11:29 pm Thread Starter
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Fuel indicator error

I have just joined the K family with a 2007 K1200S. I hate to ask a question that may have many answers already, but I can't find it so far. My fuel gauge reads zero and there is a caution in the display. I have found a little on the "fuel strip" but I cannot get details on what it is or how to fix the problem. I gather that it is a capacitance type sending unit so will a float type work with the factory gauge?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 12:03 pm
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Have you local Beemer shop replace it. Know fault. It might also be a recall item at no charge, or not

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2015, 6:27 pm
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I've had about 4 fuel strips in mine.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 8:42 am
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I did receive notice a few months back about a recall on the fuel indicators failing. I don't have my paper work in front of me, but the dealer should know about.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2015, 4:40 pm
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Mine reads full to half. Half is flat empty, but I know I can go 200 miles and use the trip meter like the old days if I get close. One of these days I may get it replaced, then again my tank is always half full
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2015, 11:23 am
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There's definitely a TSB on the fuel strip and i think they're covering them without question at this point. My paperwork is also at home but I would phone your local BMW shop and talk to them...

So far I've only needed one on my 2008 K12GT.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2015, 11:39 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll see if the dealer will replace it. I would just buy one and install it at sub $200 but I have also heard of off the shelf units not working. I am getting used to filling up at the 150 mark because I costed into a station with 177 on the odometer and don't want to temp fate.


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