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Rocker Cover Gasket Change #1621821
14/06/2018 11:48
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Hi,

Recently found No1 spark plug well to be full of oil, assume it is a leak from the plug seal. Any tips on changing the rocker cover gasket? I read it is best to use a bit of sealant on the left side? Torque for cover bolts? And anyone got a spare working HT lead as that one maybe broken down after being immersed in oil (20V NA).

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Allan

Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Change [Re: AllanS] #1621858
15/06/2018 08:24
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Bolts torque is 9Nm, which is barely finger tight. Undo and do up in a similar pattern to cylinder head method and a little at a time

Be VERY careful with the top right bolt as that is the most prone to cracking.

Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Change [Re: bockers] #1621872
15/06/2018 19:42
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Originally Posted By bockers
....Be VERY careful with the top right bolt as that is the most prone to cracking.



I always left this one finger tight, after cracking one rocker cover.

Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Change [Re: AllanS] #1621917
16/06/2018 14:33
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It doesn't seem to be leaking, checked plugs again. Think the coil pack is to blame after oil contamination.

Re: Rocker Cover Gasket Change [Re: AllanS] #1621923
16/06/2018 18:18
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Ive just reread this and it’s highly likely oil which has spilled during top ups, it just runs straight into cylinder 1 spark plug recess. I had this in my Coupe and switched to a funnel when topping up.


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