Squeak During Pre Start Check

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gazcoo
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Squeak During Pre Start Check

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Has anyone else encountered a squeaking noise during the pre start up check.
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That's a strange one - at what point during the pre start check are you hearing this squeak ?
My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE
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It's probably jut the fuel pump priming.
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Yes, I've heard this too! :)


I think it's the exhaust flap cycling open/closed/open. The noise went away when I stripped and lubricated the cable pulley and spring assembly.  ???
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RTs4me wrote: Yes, I've heard this too! :)


I think it's the exhaust flap cycling open/closed/open. The noise went away when I stripped and lubricated the cable pulley and spring assembly.  ???

normally cured by the in-built design trick of having the exhaust flap seize.  Then easily cured by the simple (£1,300) replacement of the entire exhaust system (minus the end can of course, BMW aren't that daft...)


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The exhaust flap on a 2010 RT is £258.17, http://www.rainbowbmw.com/BMWETK/Produc ... 802474.php.
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Thanks for the advise.  It seams to squeak almost immediately, ie while the red light is still on.
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I have often wondered if it is wise to lubricate the Flap pivot points bearing in mind that this area is subjected to a lot of heat. I admit to giving it the odd squirt of W.D. 40 now and again but I'm now wondering if it's best left dry. Any opinions ?.
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