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    Question Leakiy Oilhead

    My '96 R1100GS Has started leaking a little oil from the left side. It "seems to be at the junction of the cylinder head and the block. Never much oil, hasn't even left a drop on the carport just enough to make the toe of my boot "shiny". Now the right boot is jealous.

    Looking for suggestions or other's similar experiences.

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    How long has it been since you had your heads torqued and your valve cover gaskets replaced? JON

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    Originally posted by Dark Cloud
    How long has it been since you had your heads torqued and your valve cover gaskets replaced? JON
    I have done nor have had done either. The bike was due for the 36K mile service when I bought it. I had that done (ouch $$$$$). I will do the anal retentive valve adjustment AND TBS when I return from home after Thanksgiving. That should take care of the valve cover gaskets. While I am in there should I torque (or re-torque) bolts holding the cylinder to the block. They should be exposed with the valve cover off, correct?

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    Oilheads cylinder heads only get torqued once at the 600mi service.....set and forget. Trying to tighten them further won't stop the weep, and will likely strip a thread in the engine block. The only sure fix is to take it all apart and re-do all of it....standard stuff for a 7-year old bike.
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    leaky oilhead

    If you just had service done it could be that the donut shaped gasket down behind the valves under the valve cover didn't seat right,that wiil leak oil around the spark plug area and travel from there.
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    Re: leaky oilhead

    Originally posted by Lowrider
    If you just had service done it could be that the donut shaped gasket down behind the valves under the valve cover didn't seat right,that wiil leak oil around the spark plug area and travel from there.
    lowrider
    Will check out that area today. Will be doing the super-anal valve adj after Thanksgiving.

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