On my valve cover, the bolt closest to my right knee when I'm riding, leaks oil around it. I put in a new rubber washer gasket (the right direction even) and the bolt is correct torque but still leaks. What is the best solution?
Common problem with stripped cam caps. If its stripped APE sells a 1mm oversized botl that is also made out of alum. so it won't strip teh caps. They also sell a stock size for those of you that don't want to risk it. I have replaced all of mine with the alloy ones. Just coat the rubber on both sides with some copper RTV and let it set-up (skin) for a couple minutes before you put it on.
The previous owner stripped two of the larger valve cover bolts.
The leak was minimal when I first got the bike but now it's time to check valves and what not and I'm going to have to address the problem.
The bolts seem to tighten a little then just spin, it seems like the top few threads on block are stripped.
What can I do??
I'll get a few pics this afternoon & post 'em..
Thanks for the responses, I'm certain it's been threaded I can spin it with little resistance. It was well hidden when I bought it. I've ordered some new bolts and gasket figured I'll check the internals while I'm in there as I'm planning to do some long rides.