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post #1 of 3 Old 04-14-19, 21:53 Thread Starter
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Leaking Head Gsket after repair..

Hey all,

So I recently picked up a 2012 Street triple R with a busted bottom end, as I had a spare 2011 Daytona R engine with a busted top end in the shed. Simple swap right?! Easy right!

So anyways, bought all the required parts. New gasket, bolts, washers blah blah. Followed the instructions to a T.

Put it in, and boy did it run great. Loved life for all of 2 weeks before I found the engine leaked oil from the gasket line when It really heats up. Coolant and oil are both milky.

Now. Is it worth opening it up and re-torquing to see if that fixes it? I made sure to wipe off excess oil on the engine bolts, but is it possible they slipped out of torque? I did find my rocker cover had loosened significantly as well (initially thought that was the source of the oil).... Or is it likely my two engines were just never meant to be one? Open to any suggestions. Would love to not buy a whole new engine, but most of all just would love to be riding it again...
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It is possible that there was too much oil in the head bolt threads, definitely worth trying to retorque them.
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Did you check that the head and the block were flat when you assembled? Might have to take a trip to your local machine shop. If the gasket is already blown, I'm not sure torquing the bolts will fix it since the gasket could be damaged. Doesn't hurt to try though. Good luck.

Side note: I find it kind of strange that you are both leaking oil out the side and mixing with coolant. I would verify that these aren't two separate problems - there are other ways that this can happen.
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