Oil mist on Cylinder head cover gasket - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 07-04-2007, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 1
 
Oil mist on Cylinder head cover gasket

I have a 2003 919. Currently it has about 4500 miles. I notice that after every couple of hundred miles of riding, there will be some oil mist forming on the cylinder head cover gasket. The oil is not dripping yet .. it's a thin layer of oil. I don't think this is normal. I am thinking, either the bolts are somehow loose, or the gasket is getting old.
Has anyone experienced similar problem? What would you guys suggest?
If it's not too much work, I think I would try to replace the gasket.
Thanks everyone!

shawnstc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 07-04-2007, 10:59 AM
Alaska bound
 
fehren2800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation Extraordinary Ride 
Total Awards: 3

Well I don't think it is age. I have a 96 900rr which is pretty much the same motor and it is still going strong with no leaks. As for changing gasket, if it is just the head cover, that job is pretty simple.

fehren2800 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-04-2007, 12:07 PM
Resident Viper Driver
 
919jockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Middle of nowhere, USA
Posts: 189
Rep Power: 1
 
Are you able to pinpoint where the oil is coming from?

919jockey is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-05-2007, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 1
 
not really...the oil mist is on both of the gaskets (the half-moon shape rubber) .. and mostly on the front one ... I really don't know where the oil came from..

shawnstc is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-05-2007, 05:50 AM
Site Founder
 
jetblast10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 9,698
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Extraordinary Ride Trackday Recognition Extraordinary Ride 
Total Awards: 6

are you absolutely positive it's oil? Have you checked your radiator fluid level?

jetblast10 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-07-2007, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 1
 
I am 99.9% sure it's oil. (it smells, feels, looks like oil).
But ... are you suggesting that might be coolant?

shawnstc is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 07-07-2007, 10:27 AM
Site Founder
 
jetblast10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 9,698
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Extraordinary Ride Trackday Recognition Extraordinary Ride 
Total Awards: 6

Yes. Just a thought.

jetblast10 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome