Has anyone had any problems with an oil leak around the top of the engine (cam cover) or oil cooler? I have a leak and can't find where it is coming from. If this has happened to you please send a message. My local shop can't find it either. Thanks.
My bike is in the shop now because of the same leak you mentioned. This is the fourth time it has been in for this. They have already replaced the gasket one time and then they replaced the cam cover and gasket another time.
I had a couple of leaks. the first was at the back of the engine caused by a loose bolt. that was loose from the factory.
I then had another on the top of the engine and then one on the engine cover next to the clutch.
These "minor leaks" are going to be the death of new Triumph. It's amazing that in this day and age they can't match the retail quality of other builders. Maybe the outsourcing will improve this.
The 1st thing I did after my rear wheel near fell off is break outthe wrenches & tighten ALL the bolts on the bike! Amazing how many were loose! Must have some weak workers @ the factory? Bike is bone dry :hammer:
For valve cover leaks, I recommend aviation Permatex. Just spread a small amount on both sides of the gasket before installing the cover. The stuff hardens (but remains flexible) when it heats up, so the next time you change the gasket, you won't even know it was there - unlike silicone sealants. I carry a tube in my road kit at all times, it was a vital when I had the old Tiger.
Mine seems to have developed a very small leak only around the left side cam cover. Just a drop after long rides. I chalked it up to switching to a full synthetic oil. Thinner perhaps? I don't see enough to make a big deal out of it. After all. It's a retro british motorcycle, isn't it...
What Balto said. Not enough of a leak to make a bit of difference to the oil level, but finally had my cam cover gasket replaced because it was....... messy. Got tired of cleaning the outside of the motor. The oil can get blown funny places on the cooling fins by the windstream.
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