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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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A NEW O-ring

When I was 'doing' the valves of my '08 awhile back, somehow or other (VERY easily, actually!) I misplaced (LOST might be closer to the truth...!) the little O-ring that is behind the "TIMING INSPECTION CAP" - the smaller of the two on the right-side engine cover which you remove to check the cam-timing marks.

It doesn't fit tightly, so quite easily will fall OFF....

Anyway, it is part # 92055 which sells for $5.07 from BikeBandit, OR you can go to the local hardware store and buy a 17 x 13 x 2 (OD, ID and DIAMETER in mm) O-ring for $.35 plus state sales tax = $.38.

(An inmate supplied me w/ the sizes of the 'stocker'. - )
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An idea I copied is to keep an old muffin pan around for collecting small parts and fasteners during disassembly, and keeping them organized.

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When I was 'doing' the valves of my '08 awhile back, somehow or other (VERY easily, actually!) I misplaced (LOST might be closer to the truth...!) the little O-ring that is behind the "TIMING INSPECTION CAP" - the smaller of the two on the right-side engine cover which you remove to check the cam-timing marks.

It doesn't fit tightly, so quite easily will fall OFF....

Anyway, it is part # 92055 which sells for $5.07 from BikeBandit, OR you can go to the local hardware store and buy a 17 x 13 x 2 (OD, ID and DIAMETER in mm) O-ring for $.35 plus state sales tax = $.38.

(An inmate supplied me w/ the sizes of the 'stocker'. - )
Continue with caution. Hardware store O rings aren't always rated for use in oil/pressurized oil environments. It *could* be an expensive cheap fix.

Just sayin' (I hate buying $5 O rings when I think a .38 cent part will work as nicely. BUT..)
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Go to your local auto parts store, and get the green o ring for auto air conditioners.
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Go to your local auto parts store, and get the green o ring for auto air conditioners.
As a general comment, some common sense and understanding of the part and it's location. The inspection cap is well above the oil level, this particular inmate ( he is a Lifer), noticed a small trace of oil coming from that area after a very long ride. Most O rings start with butyl or nitrile or neoprene O-ring Temperature Guide, all three iI described have a temperature rating of 225'F or greater. Green usually is FKM, VITON, FLUOROCARBON, FPM with a rating of 400'F.

So in reality this original problem could have been fixed in the field with a elastic band. Sure don't need Viton. Although the green would match the Canadian bike colour .
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Harbor Freight has different o-ring assorments.

As onewizard has mentioned, if you use common sense, these can prove to be very useful.

Years ago, I have purchase a few sets and have used them more than a few times.
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