Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 16-09-2011

The transmission requires regular maintenance intervals if it is to continue to operate without failure. As we discussed in previous sections, transmission fluid loses certain properties over time and especially due to heat. The Maintenance Schedules found in the repair manual or the Owners Manual indicate the appropriate replacement schedules based on how the vehicle is used. Schedule A for example, recommends replacement of the fluid every 20,000 miles or 24 months. Whereas Schedule B recommends just an inspection of the fluid every 15,000 miles or 24 months and no replacement interval. The chart below indicates which maintenance schedule to follow based on the use of the vehicle.

BMW Motorcycles PolyVbelt adjustment – all R1150 engines


Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 12-11-2010

the maintenance schedules of the R 1150 GS, R 1150 R, R 1150 RS, R 1150 RTand R 1150 RT-CHP have been revised to include the one-time retensioning of the poly-Vbelt as part of the 6,000 mile service. The modified “retensioning”procedure is described below. Note: The special tensioning nut, BMWspecial tool number12 3 551, is required for this adjustment. This special tool is included in the initial equipment package forthe R 1150 RS. In the case of motorcycles that have alreadycovered 6,000 miles, and on which the poly-Vbelt was not retensioned as part of the 6,000 service, this adjustment must be performed as part of the 12,000 mile, ornext scheduled/annual service PolyVbelt tensioning instructions: 1) Remove front engine cover. 2) Undo nut (2) and screw on tensioning nut, BMWspecial tool 12 3 551. 3) Loosen the alternatormounting bolts (3,4). 4) Using a torque wrench, togetherwith BMWspecial tool 12 3 551, preload the polyVbelt to 8 Nm and hold this adjustment. 5) Tighten the upper retaining nut (4), then remove the torque wrench from the adjusting screw. 6) Tighten all screws and nuts 7) Install front cover. Tightening torque: Poly Vbelt preload: ……………………………….8 Nm Alternatorto the alternatorsupport cover20 Nm