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October 11th, 2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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It isn't too involved:

1. drain coolant
2. remove rocker cover
3. split cam chain
4. unbolt head
5. change over the head gasket
6. reassemble

job done.

A competent mechanic will do this within the hour.

a KTM dealer should be able to get the the gasket, I really would hope so.....

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October 11th, 2004, 05:19 AM   #3
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my head was warped slightly last time!

so be careful.

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The head gasket replacement is fairly easy and straight forward. Do you really think the gasket is leaking?? You might try retorqueing the head bolts. You may consider dying your coolant as well to help locate the leak.
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in my sheet tim i describe how my dealer (who really knows his stuff) has different torque figures-gives it some more. at least try it first.

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Change the gasket and be done with it. Providing it is the issue (which it probably is).

As I said in your other thread, the 01/02 gaskets has a tendency to leak. The 03 onwards gakstes now have a silicon compound on them to prevent this from happening - so it's worth doing.

I'm sorry but re-torquing, or re-tightening, whatever you want to do with a head and head gasket is just a cheap route to nothing. You' can actually cause more trouble than you solve by doing this.

It's obviously your decision though.

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Just wanted to second what Simon mentioned.

Make sure you get the new style head gasket. It has blue seals running around the perimeter of the gasket and the silicon coating gives the gasket a sticky feel.
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