I have been hunting for an oil leak on my bike and noticed today that the Cam Chain Tensioner is in the wrong way. The label that says UP is facing down. Do you think this would be causing some oil leakage? Is it as easy as unbolting it, flip it over and refastening? Just hoping to have this fixed tomorrow morning. Cheers
2007 WR 450 Cam Chain Tensioner
Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:02 PM
Posted May 10, 2014 - 07:51 PM
What are the steps I need to take to remove it? There isn't any way that I will mess up the timing, right?
Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:10 PM
Posted May 11, 2014 - 06:55 AM
Think your suppose to do it while it's on top dead center. Get a shop manual or download one.
Posted May 11, 2014 - 08:30 AM
I've put mine on upside down and ridden it and it caused no problem. I don't think it would cause a leak unless the gasket or washer was bad or not torqued correctly. If you're looking for a leak, wash the bike good and then run it for a while.
Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:41 PM
Took it off and the gasket was ripped. There screw with the copper washer was also not on the right side. Pretty sure oil was leaky out the hole. All good now.