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Domingo

Lactating '03 WR450F

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Just a little, out the drain tube. Need for concern? Couple of milky droplets on the ground after a ride. First thought was the gasket, but no smoke and doesn't overheat.

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Just a little, out the drain tube. Need for concern? Couple of milky droplets on the ground after a ride. First thought was the gasket, but no smoke and doesn't overheat.

Don't sweat it. Condensation + oil mist = milky droplets. I imagine your humid climates make the condesation effect worse.

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Also if you went through deep water, some water may have gotten in through the crankcase breather. Just check the oil and make sure its not milky colored.

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Well, the head gasket was blown and am currently on the last leg of removing the head.

I know there has to be more than 2 head bolts. Anyone know what other bolts I have to remove?

Already did checklist:

Chain tensioner

2 head bolts by kick start side

2 10mm nuts on side of chain cover

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After contorting self, I figured it out that I have to remove the cams.

The search results here came up with no results on this procedure (guess this can become a reference thread on head removal)

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Are you gonna need to split the case and check all bearings and races -- it's a well deserving 03wr. How many miles on the bike? seeing that there's no winter driving where you live.

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