Valve cover gasket - 03 WR450


9 replies to this topic
  • brianjw4

Posted January 31, 2006 - 12:01 PM

#1

Does the valve cover gasket have to be replaced each time the valve cover is removed?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 31, 2006 - 12:37 PM

#2

no need to ever replace it unless it is damaged.

  • brianjw4

Posted January 31, 2006 - 01:14 PM

#3

Great, thanks for the reply. I'm going to check the valve clearance, I can leave the spark plug in for this procedure right?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 31, 2006 - 01:44 PM

#4

You can leave it in. :thumbsup:

  • brianjw4

Posted January 31, 2006 - 01:55 PM

#5

Thanks Indy.

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  • BEAN329

Posted January 31, 2006 - 07:31 PM

#6

Indy, where did you get your big bore kit from?

  • brianjw4

Posted January 31, 2006 - 07:37 PM

#7

I checked my valves and my intakes were around 10mm, maybe a little more, but the 15mm guage definitely wouldn't go. My exhaust valves were at 20mm. I'm assuming this will be alright for the short term, a ride or two, should I set them at the top of the range soon (15mm intake and 25mm exhaust)?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 31, 2006 - 10:30 PM

#8

Indy, where did you get your big bore kit from?


Max Power in Madison Wisconsin:

http://www.maxpower-...com/default.htm

  • jbrooks26

Posted February 01, 2006 - 01:02 AM

#9

I checked my valves and my intakes were around 10mm, maybe a little more, but the 15mm guage definitely wouldn't go. My exhaust valves were at 20mm. I'm assuming this will be alright for the short term, a ride or two, should I set them at the top of the range soon (15mm intake and 25mm exhaust)?


If they are within specs then I would leave them alone until they go out of spec. Just my 2c. Hope this helps.

Josh

  • jrcgaf364

Posted February 01, 2006 - 01:09 AM

#10

wow i think this is the one of the first threads with no smart a$$ replys....good job guys :thumbsup:




 
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