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    Hey guys the valve cover gaskets on my rear weaped a bit if oil is this a common problem?

  • #2
    Not common at all. Replace the seal.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Noah 97 tls View Post
      Hey guys the valve cover gaskets on my rear weaped a bit if oil is this a common problem?
      Noah, in order to be concerned with the valve cover gasket, did you already repair the rear head that exploded?

      Or are you dealing with different engine now?
      January 2012 - BBOTM & TLOTM

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      • #4
        Six 5 this is a different engine. The rear head that exploded is on my cousins tl1000r amd we just pulled 5he motor the other day havent had a chance to take it apart yet but theres some broken bolts that hold down the cam journals

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Noah 97 tls View Post
          Six 5 this is a different engine. ....
          Well, in that case, as Brainless said, the valve cover gaskets generally seal well. However, I've had some seepage on mine from time to time. I usually use a little Yamabond (Suzukibond) or RTV on that portion to seal it up. Also, the sealing washers under the valve cover bolts tend harden and weep. There again, I RTV or replace them.

          January 2012 - BBOTM & TLOTM

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          • #6
            BTW the cover bolts are shouldered. once they touch they are home . overtightening them will not help a leak and WILL strip them.

            they are 7mm and require a special helicoil kit.

            BBTW if you are in OZ I have the required kit.
            www.cycleinnovations.com.au

            It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
            But then I don't know all that much about TL's

            wwjd.......what would jimmy do.

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            • #7
              I used some rtv and tightened to 14nm as specified in the manual. Im not familiar with the helicoil kit what is that?

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              • #8
                it fixes stripped threads
                www.cycleinnovations.com.au

                It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
                But then I don't know all that much about TL's

                wwjd.......what would jimmy do.

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                • #9
                  Oh ok thanks my threads are not stripped thank goodness.

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                  • #10
                    I used some rtv in the meantime well waiting for the gaskets hopefully it holds up for a couple weeks.

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