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Does this indicate a blown gasket?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BambinoFan, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. BambinoFan

    BambinoFan XS400 Member

    Just bought my first bike (project). Had it for a month now, giving some quick look overs and I noticed the attche
     

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  2. BambinoFan

    BambinoFan XS400 Member

    Attached. Does this indicate a blown gasket?
     
  3. Buddha

    Buddha XS400 Addict Top Contributor

    Looks like your head gasket is weeping.
     
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  4. Buddha

    Buddha XS400 Addict Top Contributor

    Did you check the torque of the nuts?
     
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  5. BambinoFan

    BambinoFan XS400 Member

    Thanks for the reply Buddha! Haven't done that yet, but assuming this is the case, I found some seca gaskets that should fit my maxim. I can't find the post anymore but somewhere on this site someone recommended doing other things to the head since I'd be in there anyways?
     
  6. tstidham

    tstidham XS400 Addict

    It could be a very slow weep. Brake clean spray it all nice and shiny again and keep an eye on it. If the compression is good then it is just an oil weep.
     
  7. BambinoFan

    BambinoFan XS400 Member

    Tstidham thanks! I'll give it a scrub to see what's up. Should check the compression too actually.
     

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