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oil leak

Postby petesgoldwing » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:48 pm



I have a somewhat unusual problem to solve. I have oil leaking from the both valve covers on my 82 Asencade. I adjusted the vavles now I've tryed twice to stop small oil leak, even silicone sealer. :? Still leakes Any good input :idea: would be of great help.



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Re: oil leak

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:49 pm

The valve cover seals don't last forever. If they're leaking, it's time to replace them with new ones.

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Re: oil leak

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:02 am

+1 replace..temporary fix soak them in b12?? carb cleaner they will swell and get soft..be careful they can swell up really fast..
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Re: oil leak

Postby lacanars » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:11 am

Dot 3 brake fluid can be used too, I've used it for O-rings to swell them back up for a temp fix.

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Re: oil leak

Postby petesgoldwing » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:29 pm

These where new ones I put on. Along with the seals for the 8 bolts to tighten them up. :?

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Re: oil leak

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:06 pm

You didn't buy from Saber Cycle I hope.
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Re: oil leak

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:21 am

On my GL1200 I had a problem where the rubber grommets on the 4 bolts were worn badly...
Replacing them cured the leak problem..It seems the covers could not be drawn tight correctly with the worn grommets (washers?)

Just offering another 2¢ to ponder...
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Re: oil leak

Postby petesgoldwing » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:26 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:On my GL1200 I had a problem where the rubber grommets on the 4 bolts were worn badly...
Replacing them cured the leak problem..It seems the covers could not be drawn tight correctly with the worn grommets (washers?)

Just offering another 2¢ to ponder...



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