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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 11:15 am Thread Starter
 
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Question Gear Oil?

Forgot my manual at home and need to pick up some synthetic gear oil on my way home. What weight is needed and how much for both tranny and rear axle? TIA.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 12:15 pm
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Manual states SAE 90 hypoid gear oil, API Class GL 5.
Transmission capacity: 800 cc - 950 cc
Final Drive capacity: 230 cc

I used BMW Gear Oil 75w140 Super Synthetic and one quart was enough for both when I changed mine.

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I am not sure where Rick took his value, but my service CD (original BMW) for the K1200RS (up to 2004 models), says that the gearbox capacity is:

Initial filling about 0.6 litre (600 cc) -or- 1.0 Imp. pint

I just did mine last week and based on the graduation on the container, I was able to put 550 cc. About right based on the fact that a tiny bit of old oil might remain inside.

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I'm with Sailor on this one, trans.: 600cc(bottom of threads), rear drive 230cc(bottom of threads). I use Mobil 1 75/90 wht.
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I am not sure where Rick took his value...
Straight out of the BMW Repair Manual, interesting that we have different values. My CD is an earlier version but I don't see why that info would be different. Wacky Germans.
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Straight out of the BMW Repair Manual, interesting that we have different values. My CD is an earlier version but I don't see why that info would be different. Wacky Germans.
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I stand corrected. In both the repair manual('98-'00 and '01-'04) in the maintenance section it does call for 800cc.+- for the initial fill (why?, initial fill is at the factory or maybe after a re-build.). In both cases it says "To the bottom of the threads". Then if you go to sec. #23 for the gearbox and it calls for a capacity of 600cc. So I guess we fill the trans. until the oil runs out and call it good. Who asked this question anyway?
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What is the size (mm) of the exagonal for discharge gear oil of ok K1200RS ? I see "a big size"...
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On mine the gearbox is 8mm hexagon, and the rear transmission is a Torx 40. I buy the socket drive type, then you can use a torque wrench.

I always assumed the only reason you'd need to know oil capacity is if you put a lot less in you must have left a lot in there or you didn't read the manual and are filling the the wrong thing at the wrong hole or you just need an idea of how much oil to buy. When it's full to the threads, it's full.



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What is the size (mm) of the exagonal for discharge gear oil of ok K1200RS ? I see "a big size"...
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The trans. drain plug is 14mm. hex. Tighten to 55Nm. (no misprint).
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