Thread: RXP Head Gasket Issue
01-02-2009, 09:57 PM #1
RXP Head Gasket Issue
have any of you ever heard of a head gasket on a 04 rxp with 125 hrs "coming lose". I have a pretty great mechanic. I was riding, pulled on to the trailer, opened the drain plugs and... to my surprise had oil coming out instead of water. not much but i had never seen any ever come out... Looked under the seat and there was oil sprayed all over... not much again but enough that i knew something was up. Took it to the mechanic... he said all the bolts holding the head gasket on came loose... said he had never seen it before... but idk... just wondering if this is common or what the cause would be. Thanks guys... any help appreciated.
01-02-2009, 10:31 PM #2
There might be another problem if there was oil everywhere. If all the head bolts were loose, you would loose all your coolant and over heat before you would see that much oil.
01-02-2009, 11:50 PM #3
he was probably talking about the rubber head cover gasket, not the head gasket. If the head gasket came loose the ski would not run.
01-03-2009, 12:34 AM #4
that may have been what he was talkin about... and alot of oil for me was prolly a half quart total that had been sprayed out...
01-03-2009, 02:48 AM #5
Sounds like the valve cover gasket. Was the valve cover ever removed?... Ron
01-03-2009, 11:16 AM #6
no I had never had a problem with the machine up until the point
01-03-2009, 11:22 AM #7
he said it was like the factory forgot to put thread lock on it and the bolts finally loosened up... dont know if that helps at all.
01-03-2009, 05:16 PM #8
I don't see thread lock listed to be used on the head bolts - only a torque wrench. It looks like you need to use some thread lock on your wallet with that dealer, especially since you are out of warranty... Ron
01-03-2009, 07:02 PM #9
its not a dealer... its a friend who used to race and know what hes talking about... he gave me a really good deal on the work and it runs fine now sooo....
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