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Old 10-25-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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seeping head gasket

Allright, my head gasket is seeping a little. Is the procedure for changing it out the same as a car? ie do I need to machine the head before reinstalling? Do i need to helicoil the block? Any special issues?
I am planning on ignoring it for a while, any issues with doing this? Or treat like a car with seeping gasket?
Should I go ahead and take care of valvetrain, port polish the head, or do anything else while head is pulled?
Bike is 97 cbr 600?
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How many miles on the bike? Why did the head gasket fail?

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about 20k on bike. Head gasket has not failed yet, its not leaking internally or externally just seeping a little on one side, externally.
I am just trying to get a game plan for what I need to do when I finaly feel like doing something about it.
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With 20k miles I'd suggest replacing the valve stem seals and cutting new valve seats, possibly doing a cleanup mill on the head.

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Ya sounds like a valve problem not a head gasket. I donít know about some people but i donít recommend heli coiling i normally just run a tap of the proper size threw the threads to clean them up and make sure its all good... remember to buy new head bolts though...
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did what I should have done in the first place, clean everything up and trace the leak. Turns out to be an intake manifold seeping and once it hits the seam between head and block it follows path. Tightened up clamp on intake manifold, seems to have done the trick. Will probably get new manifolds when/if I do the carbs.

Thanks for the info though, was still interested to see if there is anything special about doing head job on bike vs car.
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