11-25-2007, 02:12 PM #1
LOOSE PIPE ON ENGINE!!(metal not rubber).
Had a few probs with a miss fire today and whilst checkin out the fault found another......The pipe that comes off the top of the engine near the KAWI badge was loose and leakin oil...and it was not the rubber part but the metal part...now it only seems to be loose when the engine is warm!!!
Sorry about the quality, took with phone but this should show amount of movement..
11-25-2007, 02:47 PM #2
If it's the one that is on the valve cover at the front of the engine, it's cast into the cover. How can it be loose unless it's cracked?
11-25-2007, 02:58 PM #3
Yep it is the one at the front....Deffo not cracked, checked that......but is only loose when engine is warm. Can move in and out by hand when warm about 5-6mm. Cannot move atall when cold..?????
11-25-2007, 04:31 PM #4
I did not see your pics. Did not show up with your last post. (my computer may have stripped them) I clicked on the attachment symbol on your main post and now see what you are talking about.
I just went out to the garage and looked at mine. Guess what? The tube was about 1/2 inch out from the casting I tapped it back into the valve cover. It does not seem to be loose and mine has not leaked. I have not checked it when hot but you can bet your ass I will!
11-25-2007, 04:35 PM #5
Not a bad heads up!!!!
Probably should be sticky!!!!!
Who does that???
11-25-2007, 04:44 PM #6
Skip could do it for you. I looked in my shop manual and it does not show any type of O ring around the tube. It looks like it is pressed in. It felt pretty tight when I tapped it further back into the valve cover. I'm hoping to ride next Wednesday and I'll check mine for looseness when it's hot.
11-25-2007, 05:02 PM #7
My grandfather was not airbourne, but was one of 5 brothers that wen,t, and one of 5 that came back!!!!
do ya know where he was posted????
11-25-2007, 05:24 PM #8
Don't wanna highjack your thread with the bomber talk. Just sent you a PM
11-25-2007, 06:45 PM #9
Anyone else who has this problem let us know......any thoughts etc...
11-25-2007, 07:19 PM #10
Hi guys this kind of thing happens quite a bit when they use 2 dis-similar metals,and rely on a interferance fit ( press fit )
easy fix clean both surface down witha solvent ( like brake clean)
chech to see if you do have some tightness between the 2 fittings
apply a smear of 3 bond flange lock/sealer. (i use the grey one) they use on most OEM plants where they use face -face assemblies ,,like sump seals,very good stuff.
you could also put a couple pean mark son the fitting to assist in locking it in .
and tap back into it correct position.
the pean marks/centre pop marks distort the alloy to increase the size alittle. to make a tightef fit
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