clattering on left side of engine on warm up


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clattering on left side of engine on warm up

Postby jotc48 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:39 am



when I first start up my GW she has a little bit of clattering on the left side.after she warm it seem to not be a noticeable or just harder to here .my guess! that theirs adjustment that need to be performed .does anyone have any suggestion how to make these adjustment .if its the valves or the rocker arms. I never preformed this kind of maintenance before. will i need to replace valves covers gasket or any other kind of gaskets or oil ring. do you need to use a sealant on the covers when you put them back on. if any one has some input that would help me to preform the actions .I would be ever so great full. thanks



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Re: clattering on left side of engine on warm up

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:56 am

If I'm not mistaken, the GL1200 has hydraulic valve tappets that do not need to be adjusted. Anyone?

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Re: clattering on left side of engine on warm up

Postby starfleetengineer » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:59 am

WingAdmin wrote:If I'm not mistaken, the GL1200 has hydraulic valve tappets that do not need to be adjusted. Anyone?

This is true. There is no adjustment and they are hydraulic.
If this what the noise is, I would recomend running a cleaner in with your oil. SeaFoam works good. You can also run a cup of trany fliud too. Trany fluid is a great cleaner. I have done some tricks with autos.... but I don't know if I would try them with a bike engine. All in all they are the same "EXCEPT" with the bike engine the clutches are in the oil, and I don't know what these tricks would do to them!!!
If you use the SeaFoam just do normal oil changes. If you use trany fluid change it in half the mileage. I don't know if you can get a cleanable oil filter for the goldwing or not, but I would change your oil now and add the trany fliud, "1 CUP OR LESS" then ride it semi hard for 100-200 mile. While its hot, put it on the ctr. stand, jack the back up a bit to get all the oil to drain and let it drain for a half hour. Refill w/ oil and trany fluid. ride normaly and change it in 500 to 600 miles. Do this 2 times and let us know if it makes a diff.
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