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Offline Zevk

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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #10 on: 12 October, 2019, 09:07:43 AM »
Dont know why either but it was very fine black soot

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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #11 on: 12 October, 2019, 09:32:40 AM »
I know when I first replaced my air filter (at 12K), I noticed a lot of fine carbon or soot particles on the inside of the throttle bodies - the filter didn't look particularly dirty or anything. I cleaned it all out, fitted a new filter, and have not seen any since that time. So it's a bit of a mystery.  :188:

I'm wondering if maybe PO was overfilling with oil, and this being blown up into the air filter box - there was a bit of a mess there too. In my ownership it's been clean.

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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #12 on: 12 October, 2019, 09:37:05 AM »
Bit tight on the exhausts cyls 1 & 2, I'd put them over mid, all the others are fine.
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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #13 on: 12 October, 2019, 10:00:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
I know when I first replaced my air filter (at 12K), I noticed a lot of fine carbon or soot particles....

I cleaned the air filter out with compressed air, so perhaps it was soot that got dislodged and could not get burnt up..?

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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #14 on: 12 October, 2019, 10:02:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Bit tight on the exhausts cyls 1 & 2, I'd put them over mid, all the others are fine.

I agree paulie, next service I will have to replace the shims...

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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #15 on: 12 October, 2019, 10:19:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
I agree paulie, next service I will have to replace the shims...
Er, I'm Paullie. He's the other Paul, the one with 2 Tigers!

And the one you can only understand half the time .....  :001:

ps. I wouldn't mess about with air filters. I now understand they can look clean, but have enough dirt inside to seriously reduce engine efficiency. So I think that by the time you've gone to the trouble to get in there, might as well slap a new one in automatically.
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Re: Valve cover installation
« Reply #16 on: 12 October, 2019, 10:35:53 AM »
My air filter is only 6000 km old and really clean so I  just blew it out with compressed air and it looks new