Leaking Valve Covers


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Leaking Valve Covers

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I have a 76 GL1000 and I was wondering is anyone or has anyone had a problem with there valve covers leaking oil form the grommets or the gasket? I have replaced the grommets 3 times and the gasket 2 times but they keep leaking. If I torque it to the specks it leaks from the gasket and if I tighten it down the grommets crush and blow out and it leaks from there. I was thinking of drilling out the holes so the grommets actually fit into the hole better but I don't want to screw up the covers. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Leaking Valve Covers

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Do you have the original bolts? Sounds like you don't. They have a shoulder that bottoms out to prevent over tightening and keeps the valve cover square with the head. There should also be a cupped washer under each bolt head that compresses the grommet correctly to prevent "blow out". If you over tighten the OEM bolts they will break, so be careful.
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Re: Leaking Valve Covers

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I don't know if I have the original bolts but there is a metal piece on the rubber grommet. Do you know where I can get the right bolts or see a picture of them so that I can compare it.
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Re: Leaking Valve Covers

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This is the bolt you should have.




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