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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Oil leak from gasket of the head cover

Just today i saw a small oil stain on the garage floor.
Went straight to my engineer and we saw the leak is from the cover of the head (the gasket).

The bike is an F4 750s evo3.
So, anyone knows if i can get such a gasket online?
I would prefer the original one.

Thank you guys!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 09:54 AM
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I recently had the same issue with my 1000r. At first I thought it was my valve cover gasket, but when I tore the bike apart I found the leak was coming from one of the valve cover bolts. I had the cover, but not the o-rings for the bolts. I would suggest pulling off the tank and airbox before ordering the gasket for a quick visual check. otherwise if you do order the gasket, buy the o-rings as well.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 10:24 AM
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Same here. I tightened all the valve cover bolts and the leak was cured. Try that before buying a head gasket.

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well...bad news guys. i called the main dealer of Greece, in athens and guess what...mv agusta
does not have a dealer in Greece any more, they went bankrupt!!!
So, can you please tell me of a european dealer who can send me some basic items?
i need:
-oil filter
-air filter
-head cover gasket
-orings for valve bolts.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 07:40 AM
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Hi ribasg, have you checked out the Vesuvio website? They should be able to cover your needs.

Also maybe check the tightness of the valve cover bolts before ordering the gasket and o-rings, as suggested? Could save you a few bucks.
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When my buddy and I did the 1,000 kilometre service on my F4 312R we checked the manual for torque settings of the 8 bolts that hold the head cover in place. They are only supposed to be 8 Nm. Thats not much. I'd suggest two things.
1: Use a torque whench and don't go too far beyond 8 Nm trying to solve this problem, maybe 12 - 14 max.
2: Tighten all of the bolts a little at a time to compress the gasket evenly, do this in an X pattern not all the top bolts left to right then all the bottom bolts right to left.
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