2001 426 head seal

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  • jdyz426f

Posted April 17, 2005 - 06:35 PM


took off the cylender head recently on my 01 426 ..and was wondering if that rubber seal is good just to put back on....or does it need a sealent ?

p.s. just got bike a few months ago

  • 02YZ426

Posted April 17, 2005 - 08:29 PM


If your talking about the valve cover seal, then no I wouldn't put silicone on it. I have had mine off several times and reused the rubber gasket with no silicone and have never had a leak.

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  • jdyz426f

Posted April 18, 2005 - 02:34 PM


yes that it what i meant sorry, haha
thanks a lot man. you answerd my question perfectly. :naughty:

  • grayracer513

Posted April 18, 2005 - 03:22 PM


No sealant. Especially no silicone sealant. You'll actually encourage a leak using that. As long as the gasket stays in place well enough to go into position properly, use nothing else.

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