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Service Campaign: 0011510000 Replacing the intake camshaft

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Service Campaign: 0011510000 Replacing the intake camshaft
S1000RR K67 (OE21/OE23)

Situation: During the production of the intake camshaft, a changed machining coolant occasionally caused localised over heating. The changed surface hardness can result in increased wear of the rocker arms and camshafts over the service life.

Series Solution: Since January 19, 2022, only engines without this fault pattern have been produced.

Service Solution: In all instances in which the vehicles have already been handed over to customers, the customers must be made aware of the situation described above by telephone and asked to have the technical campaign carried out. For vehicles that have not yet been delivered, the service campaign must be carried out before delivery to customers. The intake camshaft must be replaced. Following the removal of the intake camshaft, the rocker arms on the intake side must also be inspected for initial damage and replaced where required.
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Since Jan 19 2022... Only these engines have produced correctly with the new intake camshafts?

Would that actually mean that since January of 2018 all K67 engines have a possible bad intake camshaft? That would be an incredible amount of engines made.. Surely they would have caught this issue before Jan 2022. Am I reading that correct?

My 2020 was made April of 2019, and I think I researched by engine was made December of 2018. Then I have for sure researched back to Jan 2018 there was engines produced for the K67 along side of the K46.
Does anyone know how. many K67 bikes have been sold? Mostly interested in the number in US.
The hopeful amount sold in USA is typically 10000 to 15000... I think 2015 the S1000RR sold 22000 that year.

Lets say this is that same type of issue where there was 3 engine assembly lines in 2019. Remember the engine cases were marked on the back side with 3 mill dots or 2 dots, or one dot. That designated the assembly line the engine when down. I cant remember now, but it is here on the forum that issue of some bolt was too long, or something that indicated an issue and it was identified by the machining marks on the backside of the cases.
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Glad someone found the UK recall info page. Great, I brought 2 2022 S1000RR

One was made 12/03/21 and shows needs the intake camshaft recall.
The other was made 08/20/21 and shows needs the intake camshaft recall.

However, my 2020 and 2021 S1000RR do not need the camshaft recall.

Something happen in 2021 because my early 2021 was made 11/02/2020 and it does not have the camshaft recall.

Guess I will be buying a intake camshaft off ebay and changing it out on a motor with only 2200 miles. Then my other 2022 only has 1600 miles on it.
11/21 MY 2022
Same build date as my 2022.. I even have a 2022 built in Aug of 2021 and it is on the camshaft recall list. :cry:
Pitiful that there was a machining issue on the 22's that started build process in Aug of 2021 and this issue continued up to January 2022. That has got to be couple thousand of recall head work. Its not difficult head work so I will buy 2 M1000RR intake camshafts and put those in my 22 bikes. I am actually not going to worry about it either until about 8000 miles on the engines. I am reading the recall data that high RPM's are involved once again like the recall on the tensioner spring issue. 10000 plus RPM at sustained for 1 hour causes the spring to break.. well my guess is in that testing they came across the camshaft issue so again, 10000 plus RPM at sustained 1 hour is pretty rare except in endurance racing. That is really where this issue would show up.
Has anybody ever taken a track bike in for a recall? Specifically this one where they’re going to put in a new camshaft. Just wondering if I should put all the lights and original bodywork on? Major PITA this recall is.
This is purely based on the Dealer GM and the Service Manager. If they are cool with just saying, hey its the BMW S1000RR we sold and put out the door, and you return to get some XYZ work done to it, then the work is done and you are happy and gone. IF, and I mean there are many of these jerks out there, you go in there and they ( SA, GM, SM ) see all that 'race' hardware on the bike, they can take pics and send to BMWAG for request of warranty denied. Its just the way some people are. Make life hard for others. Plus then you have to pay out of pocket for the repair if you really get it done at that point.

So how well do you know your people at the dealership is the deal on this.

Lets look at this recall also. The intake camshaft is found to be defective on certain VIN of engines build / installed. Guy, the recall covers if you blow the engine. There is no STOP RIDE and they sent you a certified letter that says we are warning you that if you do not bring that bike into the dealer by XYZ date, BMWAG will not be responsible for the repairs of a blown engine. So, if you keep riding the bike and you dont want to deal with the recall, it is good for unlimited miles and time of the bike. The next owner at 50,000 miles can get this recall done if you never do and sell it.

I have not had the oil cooler done on my 2020 still today and it is 10,650 miles of dirt and sand all in it. I have oil cooler guard so I have no worry about a rock into it, but I will put 25000 miles on that bike before I go in there to the dealer to get me a nice shiny new oil cooler.

That camshaft recall was found by an endurance team running the bike at 10000 plus RPM in a test for what the bike does in 100 laps. Are you really running the engine at 10000 plus for even 30 to 50 laps and need to worry about the wear and tear of the rocker arm to camshaft issue? I sure dont riding on the street and making 5-10 track days a year. 10000 plus RPM is an amazing amount of RPM needed to cause this issue to arise.
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Ouch! BMW replaced my engine under warranty and the dealer told me it was about $12k (unclear to me if that included labor).
The engine is 12K from BMW Motorrad.
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