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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Valve cover leaking

When I did my spring maint. I removed the valve covers to check the clearance. The rear exhaust cover has since started leaking just a tad. Is the o-ring seal on the cover something that's normally replaced or will tightening it most likely fix it? If the seal is normally replaced I'll just go ahead and order one.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 04:06 PM
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Temporary fix = flip the O ring over and re-use it

Best fix = Get new O rings.....

Rubber parts are usually good for about 5 years if you are lucky.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks you sir. I will check the torque on the bolt and make sure it's tight. If tight I'll just order O-rings. If I have to pull it off may as well replace it. Especially something that cheap.

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Just make darn sure you don't over-tighten....

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