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K1300 ENGINE OIL CHANGE - HOW TO

Hi guys, I'd like to share my experience about the oil/filter change, perhaps there are better or improved methods, I need to learn.

I made the work on Fiona, my K13R, but this serve for all K1200/1300 engines with slightly differences due fairing or minor things.

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1) Warm up the engine until the fan Works, wait 2 min. then stop the engine.

2) put the bike on the center stand, paddock stand or elevator, the bike must be in a horizontal plane and vertical position.

3) Take two used plastic drums and cut like this





Remember: the oil is really hot!!

4) Put the drip pan under de filter and remove the filter with the help of the filter wrench.



5) wait until no more oil (approx. 250 cc.) and clean the filter seal zone with a clean soft cloth.



6) Clean the drain plug zone before extract it.



7) Use an Allen 8 mm. To loosen the plug



8) Place the drip pan under the plug, remember, also drops oil from filter. Release the plug and let it falls inside the drip pan, after, you can pick it with some ferrous bar.



9) The drain plug has a magnetic trap, is usual to find some ferrous chips sticked on it.



10) Clean and blow the plug with compressed air and soft clean cloth.



11) Change the washer of the plug (or not, but is better)



12) Remove the level plastic tube from the top of the oil deposit, it has a tether so you need to press by hand or with a plier.



13) Put an ear plug or something like that to avoid leaks when you put down the oil tube.



14) With care and without fold excessively, slide down the tube and secure with a plastic clamp.



15) Place the drip pan and remove the ear plug and lets the oil to flow ( Approx 2 liters).

16) The next procedure could be avoided (16-2 to 16-4), but if you like to drain completely the oil you must do it, because the lower level of the sight tube is higher than the engine feed tube.

16-1) Remove and turn the plastic clamp to let slide the hose.



16-2) Slide the hose metallic clamp.



16-3) Place the plastic tray below the deposit.



16-4) Place the drip pan, slide the hose by both hands toward the rear brake pump (HOT OIL!!!) and lets the oil to flow



17 ) While deposit drain is complete, install the new filter after lubrŪcate with a finger the rubber seal and thread. Adjust it ONLY by hand



18) Install the drain plug . Adjust it with the allen by hand, is not necessary to force. BMW says 28 Nm.

19) Remove the plastic try, reinstall the hose and place the metallic clamp and plastic guide.

20) Retire Oil pan and plastic try, clean all.

21) With the leftover plastic make a funnel.



22) remove the plastic guide from the tank, with no force helped with a plier, this let insert the funnel easier



23) Put 3 liters of oil into deposit, you almost canít note the oil level with the 1st. liter on the sight tube . After 2nd liter the tube shows:



And after the 3rd. Liter:



24) To make room for the rest of oil, run the engine for a couple of minutes, you can note the level decreases, stop the engine



25) Complete with the 4th. Liter, run again and check the correct level.



26) run a couple of days or 100 miles, check again the level and fill the tank until reaches the top mark.

27) put the used oil in the leftover empty bottles and take them to recycling


END OF JOB


At last, I wish to thank to my 2 assistants that helped to support, logistic, clean all and make "mates" during my job




If you have suggestion or there are something wrong please reply me . I can edit to make this thread a good reference for all of us
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Hi Bernardo,
Great job. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Pictures are excellent. Perhaps we could talk you into doing an article on final drive servicing! Love your assistants.
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Great job. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Pictures are excellent. Perhaps we could talk you into doing an article on final drive servicing! Love your assistants.
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For sure, Pete. I'm waiting for the Castrol Syntrax 75/90 for final drives and I'll do the same
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Excellent Bernardo, made this a sticky.
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As usual, another great "how to". Almost as good as when you made your own exhaust canister!!! And, as before, you seem to have an endless supply of "assistants"!! I still believe it is something in the water in Argentina.

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As usual, another great "how to". Almost as good as when you made your own exhaust canister!!! And, as before, you seem to have an endless supply of "assistants"!! I still believe it is something in the water in Argentina.

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Nice post, but. I do mine with a fluid extractor. No need to mess with the sight tube. Warm it up, remove strainer from top of tank and extract all the oil in the tank. You might say, well, it doesn't get all the oil in the tank, but if you move the removal tube around it does get it all. The oil filter and drain plug is the same procedure as you have shown. With the oil extractor you just cut the time by an hour+\-. To each his own
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Nice post, but. I do mine with a fluid extractor. No need to mess with the sight tube. Warm it up, remove strainer from top of tank and extract all the oil in the tank. You might say, well, it doesn't get all the oil in the tank, but if you move the removal tube around it does get it all. The oil filter and drain plug is the same procedure as you have shown. With the oil extractor you just cut the time by an hour+\-. To each his own
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Thanks for post your variant, Is the idea, so the reader could have more alternatives. I know extractor is better for the oil tank, just not everybody has one. I tried to do the job with basic tools

I tried to follow the RepRom method. They use almost the same method as I explained. Also I think is better to change the order in my How to, firstly drain the tank, after that drain the engine oil because the tank is higher that the engine level, but is almost the same because there are no oil flow when the job is done.

Last comment: Dealer simply remove the Tank/Engine hose and drain plug, they don't touch the sight tube, and IMO is correct too...

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Hey Bernardo. Is that a tag heure on your wrist? I don't like the idea of running the engine 'til the fans come on and then turning the engine off. The fans are on cos the engine is too hot. I would leave it on until a couple of bars appear on the temp gauge only. Not much to be gained in oil flow by leaving it on any longer
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Thanks Bernardo, nice write up!

I like Castrol too!

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Hey Bernardo. I don't like the idea of running the engine 'til the fans come on and then turning the engine off. The fans are on cos the engine is too hot. I would leave it on until a couple of bars appear on the temp gauge only. Not much to be gained in oil flow by leaving it on any longer
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Hi Peter.

Good point

The advantage of waiting until fans works (usually 3 bars on display) is you are sure the engine reaches the normal temperature, then you wait until comes off and stop the engine or simply wait a couple of minutes preparing all for the change, Also is important to wait until the exhaust pipes becomes a bit colder. If you don't wait the fans, is possible you don't reach the working temperature.
In fact there is no great difference, this procedure is in case you have the engine REALLY cold.
Another tip is to touch the clutch cover... must feel between hot and ouch !


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Changing the oil in a K13S is a breeze compared to a K11RS. Send the Girl with the purple hair to give me a hand getting it done please. The easiest oil change I've ever done.
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few days ago I've changed oil and filter on a KTM adventure, really too complicated compared with our K's, also with a carter and deposit
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I know extractor is better for the oil tank, just not everybody has one.
Maybe, but this is a good reason to obtain one... it makes the job so much easier that it's well worth it. Plus no repetitive wear from having to disconnect both tubes at every oil change.
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Can someone please recommend a good extractor for this purpose?
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Hi Howard,
I have been using the basic Mityvac hand pump extractor for some time. Works great for both my motorcycles and the car.
Lots of places over your way sell them.
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Great post Bernardo, thanks for the step by step
I think you might need a new rear tyre though, looks square
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Thanks Paul

About the tyre you're right, but somebody told me there are steel wires inside, I try to check it...

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Just athought but might one of these..

http://www.qwikvalve.com/

make things evenb easier?

Guys on the Triumoh forum rave about them..
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Just athought but might one of these..

http://www.qwikvalve.com/

make things evenb easier?

Guys on the Triumoh forum rave about them..

I have them on both my Subaru's and love them. I didn't know they made them for motorcycles. I checked their website and only saw cars posted- maybe I missed it?
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I went here..

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So, is removing the drain plug that much trouble that people would rather have this nipple sticking out from the bottom of their engine?
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So, is removing the drain plug that much trouble that people would rather have this nipple sticking out from the bottom of their engine?

On my Subaru, every time you remove the oil drain plug you need to change the washer. This removes the need to do that. Plus, I don't need a tool to open it nor risk any stripped threads. So, IMO its worth the $25 for the convenience... YMMV
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I went here..

http://www.quickvalve.co.uk/index.htm

and found motorcycles..

hope that helps..

Yep- perfect, thanks. It says the K1300S takes an F-108 which you can then locate on the US site: http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f-10...e-p-16153.html
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Hi guys

As consequence of another related thread about air filters ( http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=687234 ) , I think is interesting to post this pic here, about Oil filters.
This shows the similarity between OEM and Mahle filters.

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I personally prefer the assistance I receive from Motul



This is the vacuum extractor I use, easy and neat, no mess. Just attached it to a shop vac and presto



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Certainly not a requirement, but I use a bit of aluminum foil to make a little catch tray under the filter. It directs the used oil into the catch pan and keeps the pipes clean, so no smoke on startup.
Second the vacuum device, they can usually be found in marine supply stores as you cannot reach the drainplug on an inboard motor unless you drill a hole in the hull. Therefore they suck the used oil out of the dipstick tube.
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Here's a little quickie for the K1300GT

First you need to back off the side stand about a 1/4 inch in order to slide the filter away after unscrewing it. I found it nearly impossible to remove the filter without doing this.



Then you need to remove the bottom retaining screw on the belly pan to be able to access the filter. Here I have taken a discarded juice box to hold it away from the mount.



Do yourself a favor and place aluminum foil below the filter to deflect the oil flow away from the headers. As previously mention this eliminates a smoke show and keeps the oil in the discard pan.



Next you need to loosen the filter with a removal tool and unscrew the filter. Be sure that the rubber gasket comes away with the filter.



Following this put a light film of oil on the gasket and replace the filter and reposition and tighten the side stand. The filter is difficult to tighten by hand so I snug it up with the removal tool.

Following this drop the sump plug and allow to completely drain, Clean the magnetic plug and don't be cheap, replace the $1 washer and tighten the plug.

Then I use my trusty Flo n' Go vacuum canister to empty the oil tank. Here it is all set up and ready to do it's thing.



In progress, takes about 10 minutes



And here she is pulling the last drops, just basically vapors at this point.



Now add 2.5 liters and start the engine and allow to run for about 30 seconds, then add the final liter for a total of 3.5 liters. This will put you at the top of the full line, perfect.

Here is a small vid of my Flo N' Go in action, love it

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Looking at picture 22, I hope you also changed tires...
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Looking at picture 22, I hope you also changed tires...

Wires are most expensive than rubber, must use it!

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As consequence of another related thread about air filters ( http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=687234 ) , I think is interesting to post this pic here, about Oil filters.
This shows the similarity between OEM and Mahle filters.

Thanks for this great thread. I followed it when doing my first oil change this weekend.
Just FYI- the OEM filter I removed which was put on by BMW had both the BMW logo and said Mahle on it so this tells me that the Mahle filters from Beemer Boneyard are the exact same minus the logo and for 5 bucks less. I just ordered some for future use.
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GREAT THREAD!!

I wish I had it available when I did my first oil change on my K12. The owners manual provided by BMW was disturbingly uninformative and close to useless. It WAS however extremely complete in recommending the procedure be done at great expense to me by an authorized BMW dealership.
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As consequence of another related thread about air filters ( http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=687234 ) , I think is interesting to post this pic here, about Oil filters.
This shows the similarity between OEM and Mahle filters.


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Thanks Bernardo!

Just did my first oil change on my K13r using your step by step guide.

Managed to get the OEM oil filter off with a generic strap wrench from Supercheap Auto (wasn't organised enough to order the proper fitting tool !) Worked easily once I figured out to seat it as far back as possible onto the filter. The 'foil' technique was very helpful! Replaced with a K&N which has the bolt head already there, so easier off next time (even though only hand tightened this time).

Also used a cheap hand pump from same store (above) to drain oil from under seat storage. Your tip re removal of plastic guide from tank really facilitated the final stage!

I'd done around 8 000 klms on this oil. But from the looks of it, I wouldn't have liked to run through to the 10 000 klms mark! I'll be changing it more regularly now...

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Doing my first oil change and final drive oil change this saturday morning.
Very helpfull this post. A pity not to have the How-To change final drive oil also. I'll do my best!

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The 2015 Motorsport has room to remove the oil filter without taking off the fairing. Just need the right tool.
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Hi there!

Oil change done. It was easier than I thought. No problems or issues found. Changed also final drive oil and to my surprise my K1300S 2009 has the drain plug. Fantastic!

As i din't find any pictures of how to change the final drive oil, here are some:









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Just ordered one of these:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8483_200648483

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http://www.beemerboneyard.com/kohfilterwr.html


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Very helpfull this post. A pity not to have the How-To change final drive oil also. I'll do my best!

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Hi Johnny

Now we have How to change final drive oil

Here: "K1300 FINAL DRIVE CHANGE OIL - HOW TO " http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=56788
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Thanks Bernardo and others for the very helpful info. Just did my 1st Engine Oil/Filter change on my K1300S and all went well.

I also used a Hand Pump Extractor to remove the old Engine Oil from the Tank. I think it got a little bit more oil out of the Tank as the Site Tube doesn't connect at the bottom of the Tank but ~25 mm up on the side and thus not as much oil can be drained via the Site Tube.

I refilled with Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic Engine Oil SAE 5-W40. It's rated API CJ-4 and JASO MA/MA2. I bought it in a 1 Gallon (3.785 Liters) Jug from Wal-Mart for under $25 including Tax.
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I refilled with Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic Engine Oil SAE 5-W40. It's rated API CJ-4 and JASO MA/MA2. I bought it in a 1 Gallon (3.785 Liters) Jug from Wal-Mart for under $25 including Tax.

Hi D

I know there are many posts about this but...

Why Shell make a special designed motorcycle oil like Advance 4T Ultra and also makes the Rotella T6 ?, I think there are differences, independently the sheet values or characteristics.

To the moment, for your beauty the reccommended oils ay BMW are, Shell Advance 4T. Before that Castrol Power 1 Racing (or RS), and BMW as original part.
On the other side, I can't find official Shell notes about Rotella T6 on specific motorcycle engines.

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Why Shell make a special designed motorcycle oil like Advance 4T Ultra and also makes the Rotella T6 ?,

The reasons for me using Rotella T6 JASO MA/MA2 in my precious K1300S is two-fold:

1. I've researched T6, and many motorcycle forums, not just BMW, have very good things to say about it.

2. Its available from Wal-Mart Stores for a fair price.

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Maybe wrong thread , will try to find K1200S

K1200S Oil change fail !

Guys, my first oil change. I did a 'old style' oil change - ie drop sump plug, drain oil and change filter, all seemed good until I bottled up old oil up for disposal, there was only 1L. Looking at what I had put back in, approx 2.3L !

Looked further and now know I needed to drain the tank, so in affect I did a partial change, but whats with the extra 1.3L of oil ??

I have run the bike for a few minutes, got 2 bars on the temp gauge and all seems fine - but where is the extra oil ?? Am I going to do damage ?? any ideas ??

I checked the level before doing the change and it was correct.

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K1200S Oil change fail !

Guys, my first oil change. I did a 'old style' oil change - ie drop sump plug, drain oil and change filter, all seemed good until I bottled up old oil up for disposal, there was only 1L. Looking at what I had put back in, approx 2.3L !

Looked further and now know I needed to drain the tank, so in affect I did a partial change, but whats with the extra 1.3L of oil ??

I have run the bike for a few minutes, got 2 bars on the temp gauge and all seems fine - but where is the extra oil ?? Am I going to do damage ?? any ideas ??

I checked the level before doing the change and it was correct.

Only had the bike for 2 weeks and am loving it, just want more road time !!
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