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inplabth
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PostSubject: Oil seeping under valve cover gasket   Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:34 pm

I've noticed over the last month that I've got an oil seepage issue around the outboard side of both valve cover gaskets. Last year I know I didn't have a problem, even with some torn gaskets ( old green style). This year when I did my valve service, I used new black gaskets and it probably started seeping around then. It's not spraying out like the breather clogged, and it doesn't leak when it's sitting. I may not have done a very good job torquing the bolts since my torque wrench decided to pack it in, and I haven't heard good things about the new gaskets. Is this anything to worry about?

It's a 2007 GRiSO 1100.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil seeping under valve cover gasket   Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 pm

Replace them with Valpolini gaskets. They won't leak again.



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PostSubject: Re: Oil seeping under valve cover gasket   Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:08 am

beetle wrote:
Replace them with Valpolini gaskets. They won't leak again.





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PostSubject: Re: Oil seeping under valve cover gasket   Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:02 am

I just requested a quote from them and was told that they won't ship them to the US because it's too expensive. Thanks for the advice though.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil seeping under valve cover gasket   Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:19 pm

Go back to the green ones, and only hand tighten them. I have been using the same set for the last 8 services - nary a leak!

Assuming you don't get the Valpolini ones...


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PostSubject: Re: Oil seeping under valve cover gasket   Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:03 pm

inplabth wrote:
I just requested a quote from them and was told that they won't ship them to the US because it's too expensive. Thanks for the advice though.

(sigh.) PM me your address and I'll send you a couple.

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