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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2006, 10:07 pm Thread Starter
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Fixing the proverbial leak

Assuming I wanted to fix the timing chain cover leak myself. Is this recommended as DIY? I have seen comments stating "let the dealer do it" even one statement saying he wouldn't attempt it. Looking at ETK and the K12 CD it doesn't look like rocket science, but I know better. There is always a surprise. There must be more to it than removing a few screws, marking the position of the magnetic gate. Does anyone know of an illustrated step by step procedure? Or first hand experience.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2006, 5:13 am
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Plenty of 'surprises'. If the dealer does it you have his warranty when it leaks again.

If you do it, you might just get to learn how to do the job better and quicker next time around.

If you search the archives for timing cover leaks, you'll find so many replies that it might make you wonder if being a NASA rocket scientist with a BMW CD is not an essential qualification, to do a job that's going to last 30K miles. My impression from many posts I've read is that's probably conservatively more than a BMW factory tech. could get on a new bike!

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2006, 8:57 am Thread Starter
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Mbhon posted a 23 page illustrated step by step procedure. Did a search on the net which took me to the archives of the old site. I will use Hondabond instead of Permatex and hope for the best.
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