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Offline jeffrey1212

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head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:27:21 AM »
Hi all i have oil coming from my head gasket not a big leak more like a mist
mainly going on to the carb and starter motor might a re torque cure this or do i need to
replace the head gasket
Also what are the torque settings for the cylinder head

Thanks Jeffrey
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 11:07:13 AM by jeffrey1212 »
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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 11:11:56 AM »
A re torque won't hurt. 36 ft/lbs.

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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 12:40:32 PM »
It might also be the o-ring on the plug that covers the top head nut. Those get old and hard and let oil weep by.



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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 12:56:02 PM »
A re torque won't hurt. 36 ft/lbs.

36? All of my manuals say either 29-30 or 29-32?
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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 07:12:20 PM »
93 to present, torque real tight. 93 was 1st year in USA for new world motor. Factory said no more re-torque needed. If you back off stud nuts to re-torque they were still higher than the book states. I do all 93 on  heads to at least 35ftlbs.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 07:23:23 PM »
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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 07:41:28 AM »
have replaced O ring on head bolt cover but it looked clean underneath
will see how it goes on now if still leaking i am going to replace gaskets and o ring seals
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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 01:03:53 PM »
Check your oil lines to the heads too.  I don't know if the '93 are different from earlier, but the fitting at the heads misted constantly on my '86 LM and my '90 Cal III.

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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 03:35:02 PM »
My EV has head oil lines that thread onto spigots on the heads.  They're on the inboard side of the heads and sort of underneath the valve cover area.  So they are hard to inspect in situ without mirrors.  One of mine started leaking on a trip and bled out for several thousand miles before I traced the source.  It looked like a hemorrhage, but there was in fact very little escaping.  As it turned out, it was the spigot loose in the head, not the hose loose on the spigot.

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Re: head gasket on 1993 1000 california
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 04:46:37 PM »
It might also be the o-ring on the plug that covers the top head nut. Those get old and hard and let oil weep by.





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