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    Removing exhaust bleed system

    I'm going to give the fittings a little tug and see if they come loose from the cylinders. Would this be best done with the engine warm? I can't see any way to get penetrating oil in as the fittings are on the lower half of the cylinders. I've got a plug kit from my dealer. Any thoughts?

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    Exclamation Cool-Cold IMHO

    I'm hoping a guru chimes in...but I think tough removals should be done cold....
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    One guru says to do it with heat. See 3)Full Removal on Snowbum's site:

    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/pulseair.htm
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    Could be Very EZ

    I removed the system from my '84 R100 two years ago. The thing I did wrong was to spend some money for parts I did not use before I actually tried to remove the fittings from the head. When I finally put a wrench on the plugs there was very little effort needed to break them loose and they came out with no problem.
    The bike has just under 20,000 miles and about the only water its been exposed to is when I have the ambition to wash it.
    I then used Permatex Ultra Copper High Temp RTV silicone gasket maker to install the new plugs and not a loctite type of product and the plugs have not fallen out yet.
    Good Luck

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    Talking Plug removal

    ...do what Snowbum says....
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    Heat gun the area. It'll come right out.
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    I just took them off an 81RT I bought. The came off easily with no problems at all.

    Use oil drain plugs and washers to fill the holes in the head and timing cover plugs for the air box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie View Post
    I'm hoping a guru chimes in...but I think tough removals should be done cold....
    heat is pretty much ALWAYS a good option for removing tight/stuck parts. and if Loctite was previously involved, heat might well be a necessity.
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    To iterate the point several have made already, don't assume it's a tough job til you give them a little torque. Mine came out quite easily. 84 RT.

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