Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)


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Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby stecker1100 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:29 am



I have had my '82 1100i for six years. When I got it it had less than 30,000 miles. I now have 91,000 miles. Last summer it started leaking little drops of oil from one of the valve covers. Now it drips from both sides and around the fuel pump. It is very minor drips, but it is getting irritating to get a drop or two of oil on my shoes and/or my pants every time I ride, and now I have a spot on the garage floor that looks like an HD parks there. My question is would Bars Leek Liquid or similar product work in those leaks or hurt my bike in any way? I've used Bars in the past on cars oil and coolant systems with good results, but don't know if it would wok or if it would be safe for my bike.



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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:03 am

Nope..get new valve cover gaskets or remove and re tighten what you have with a little silicone sealer added to the block face and valve cover groove..just a little
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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:32 am

I have delt with this seller many, many times. Very good quality parts,(most OEM). One of the few honest EBayers left, I do a lot of business w/him.

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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby stecker1100 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:58 pm

Thanks for the info guys!

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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby patbrandon1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:58 am

Yes, thank you guys, very good info, as I have a very minor one drop per week leak on my left side as well. But can you guys tell me...As I have not had these covers off yet, I see the bolts that hold them on have a little bit of the blue sealer kind of stuff poking out from around them. Are there little gaskets that go under these bolts too? Or do I have to use the blue stuff to seal them?

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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:44 am

The gaskets are fitted to the bolt already. Mine didn't need replaced, I didnt need to use sealer either. It is a very straight forward job. Make sure you replace the valve cover gaskets and don't over tighten the bolts. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:06 am

patbrandon1 wrote:Yes, thank you guys, very good info, as I have a very minor one drop per week leak on my left side as well. But can you guys tell me...As I have not had these covers off yet, I see the bolts that hold them on have a little bit of the blue sealer kind of stuff poking out from around them. Are there little gaskets that go under these bolts too? Or do I have to use the blue stuff to seal them?



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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:05 pm

The valve cover gaskets aren't like the other gaskets on the bike - they're kind of squishy, foam-like. They're meant to be re-used, again and again, because the valve covers need to come off every time the valves are adjusted, which is considered normal maintenance. Don't use silicone sealant trying to seal these up!

The blue silicone oozing out around the bolts says to me someone tried to use silicone already.

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Get a new set of gaskets, pull the covers off, remove all traces of silicone, and put the new gaskets on. That should solve your oil leak problem. Might as well adjust the valves while you have them off. See How to adjust your valve clearances

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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:50 pm

Replace the seals on the bolts as well. They determine the tension the bolts put on the VC gasket.
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Re: Bars Leek Liquid (or similar)

Postby t2oldbikes » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:28 pm

Mine leaked a bit of oil like yours. I replaced the valve cover gaskets and the bolts too since the rubber was chewed up on them, No more problems. If the rubber cones on the bolts are chewed up they won't put on enough pressure to seal the gasket.




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