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General info: Fuel petcock and oil type.

Just bought a '98 BMW 1100RT with NO manual. Great! Where is the fuel petcock, and what type/weight oils is recommended (Extreme South Texas). Thanks! Anyone know where to get a manual?

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Your bike has no fuel petcock. Use 15w50 in your engine and 90/130 in your differential. Haynes and Clymer both have manuals for the 1100 twins, one place to get either is here.

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About after a min of the bike running gas starts flowing into the air box, its alos getting into th oil


First check to see if the oil level in your crankcase is too high. If you have a vacuum petcock malfunction (hole in the diaphragm) or if the fuel petcock is left in the prime position and a float needle sticks, then you get you get gas running into the cylinders, past the rings, and into the oil.
When you start your motorcycle the oil/gas mixture has no place to go, the crankcase is too full, and the mixture exits through the crankcase breather into the air box where it will ruin a paper air filter. Always turn your fuel petcocks off when not driving. If the petcock diaphragms are bad rebuild the petcock with K&L rebuild kits or replace the fuel petcocks with new ones. If the float needles in the carburetors are bad or sticking, take the carburetors apart, clean them, and replace any worn or damaged parts You will have to change your gasoline saturated oil for it will no longer properly lubricate your motor.
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You can drain the tank and remove the petcock. There are four screws in the square plate on the backside of the petcock. Carefully take the plate loose and note the assembly of the needle,spring, and diaphragm in the petcock. Remove the diaphragm and hold it up to the light. Gently stretch the diaphragm and inspect it for holes. Personally, I'd opt for a high quality manually operated petcock like a PIngle and just turn the gas off myself. You'll have to plug the vacuum hose that went to the OEM petcock.

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Fuel petcock


If you have a stuck float valve, you could end up with your bike sitting in a puddle of fuel.
For safety's sake, you can turn it off.

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