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Old 12-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Dan Alexander View Post
I thought you were supposed to lightly oil the gasket before reassembly .... don't have a manual around to check.
Just the opposite. Dry the gaskets and mating surfaces so there is no oil path from inside the OHV cover to the outside. Use caution when handling the gaskets so as not to bend or crimp them.

And no hogging down on the OHV cover fasteners otherwise, you'll be whining about the stripped threads in your cylinder head.

Just a small excerpt from my 2001 BMW REPROM;

Install cylinder head cover.
e Caution:
Make sure that gaskets are correctly seated. Gaskets
and sealing faces must be free from oil and
grease.
X Tightening torque:
Cover screw............................................. ...... 9 Nm
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