1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement


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1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement

Postby hondarookie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:06 pm



I replaced the left side head gasket after the previous owner attempted to fix a head gasket leak with sodium silicate. There never was any oil in the water. I did the repair and didn't see any contamination. However, now I start the bike and there seems to be alot of pressure in the radiator and the oil light comes on and the motor begins to run rough after just a brief moment, I'm talking just a couple of minutes. Does anybody have any advice? Could my water pump or oil pump be going out? Or could there be some blockage in the motor due to the sealer that the previous owner used? It doesn't smoke. And what kind of tests can be done to test the oil and water pumps? Or how can I be sure I am getting circulation in the cooling system? Any help would be cool?.



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Re: 1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:26 pm

"Oil light comes on"
That sounds familiar.Pull the cover and remove the screen,it may be plugged.I'll borrow a pix from Kams77GL.
Work on 1 problem at a time.Low oil pressure is most important.Was the head reassembled with all it's parts?Another pix here.Look at the 2 "0" rings on the small tube.

A lot of pressure in the radiator usually indicates a bad seal between the head(sleeve)and the water jacket.Usually gets worse when it gets warm.
The head MUST be torqued down in 3 steps,proper sequence,and to exact torque to seal it up.
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Re: 1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement

Postby hondarookie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:55 pm

I'm going to re do the head gasket. I was in a pinch for time and three it together. I'll make sure I replace all the o rings and check to make sure I have a good seal. Thanks and I'll repost and let you know.

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Re: 1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement

Postby hondarookie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:43 pm

Well I re-did the head gasket and the o rings were still in good condition and I torqued everything in the correct sequence and the correct torque. There didn't seem to be any water in the pistons and the new plugs still looked fine. However, I still get my oil light coming on after just a short period after I start the bike. It definitely doesn't have the power it had previous to the repair. If anyone has any advice or troubleshooting steps I can take it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: 1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:56 am

Did you check the oil pickup screen?Its behind the cover below the right head.A plugged screen will cause the oil light to come on.
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Re: 1982 Goldwing 1100 after head gasket replacement

Postby hondarookie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:45 pm

No I did not. I only had the left side off. I will pull that apart this morning and check it out. Thank you so much for your help. I will re-post and let you know what happened. Thanks. Also,could the sealer that was previously used be causing me to have so much pressure in the radiator? It just seems like there is more pressure than there should be. Any ways to check that also? And the picture in your last post is too blurry to read, can you post or send me a clearer one? Thank you.




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