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Old 08-31-2018, 10:30 AM
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Question Oil leak from Valve cover

I have a K1300S 2010 model and have an oil leak from the front right corner of the valve cover. Stripped it down twice now and the leak is still there even after fitting a new gasket. I read the following on another BMW forum and wonder if this is my problem. If so what's the cure and how would I know if a jump guard is installed on mine?
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"After sending the dealership a reminder of my request to get an explanation of what caused the oil leak, here is what they responded with.
"The chain guide moved up to the cam cover. The pressure
of the chain guide on the cam cover caused a slight opening
between the cover and the cylinder head. This opening allowed
the crankcase pressure to escape through the opening. The oil
that was detected was caused by the oil/ crank case pressure
pushing through that opening."

My bike had the cam chain jump guard installed back in 2012. Does the jump guard not protect against the chain guide moving up to the cam cover?"
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:03 PM
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Re: Oil leak from Valve cover

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how would I know if a jump guard is installed on mine?
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Welcome to the site.


Remove the silver cover to see if you have a jump guard.





Looks like this if it's not in place.






Looks like this if it's in place.

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Re: Oil leak from Valve cover

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"The chain guide moved up to the cam cover. The pressure
of the chain guide on the cam cover caused a slight opening
between the cover and the cylinder head.




They must be talking about the guides on the sides of the chain.
I have no idea if it's possible to move and cause the problem they mention.


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Re: Oil leak from Valve cover

There would be some kind of failure to allow one of the main chain guides to be jammed against the rocker cover and lift it. My only suggestion is to put your cover on a granite flat or some glass and see if it is true flat and not warped. Generally if the cover develops a leak, it is on the left side where there is a half circle cast in it for going over the water pump shaft and seal. This creates 4 inside and outside corners which need a tiny dab of quality silicone to seal. You can re use the gasket if soft and good condition but remove all previously applied sealant from the corners. If your not up to the work, find a different dealer. This job requires removal of the radiator and the ensuing coolant refill using a vacuum system. Be ready for some money to exchange hands. Do not think you will cure things by adding additional torque to the cover securing nuts. Max is 10Nm.
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Re: Oil leak from Valve cover

Thank you for your help and the excellent photos. I'm going to take off the clutch cover and see if there are any clues there.
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Re: Oil leak from Valve cover

Keep in mind the aluminum screws removed for taking that cover off are considered one time use. The gasket should be replaced also, especially if it is paper. The one in the photo is a factory metal and silicone unit that have reused if not bent.

Screws are tightened to 9Nm then turned again 90 degrees. This is done in a spreading out pattern from the middle much like a cylinder head.

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Re: Oil leak from Valve cover

And you got all this with just 2 posts ??
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