Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
BMW NA gives a 2-year warranty on parts.
So if you replace the fuel level strip for $144, and maybe some labor, then if it fails inside of 24 months they should replace it for you free. As always, building a good relationship with your local dealer helps here.
Another option is to try and fit the fuel level float from a K13GT, which is only $89. I haven't done that myself. I know the fuel tanks are identical, as is the metal mounting bracket under the fuel cap that the strip/float mounts too. Which means that it should physically fit, so the only question is if the electrical resistance at different fuel levels is similar.
That would be an interesting experiment.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...