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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oily mystery bolt

I noticed today I have this bolt on the underside of the engine, right side of the bike, It has some kind of rubber washer and it's oily all around it.

Scrolled the entire shop manual and I cant figure out what that's for.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 04:43 PM
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That bolt has a brass washer... Did you try tightening it?
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Oh god, you're right, it's a brass washer which made me realise it's a crankcase bolt. I gave it a twist to get it tighter earlier but now I'm thinking I better make sure it has the right torque of 32.5ft-lb

It's one of those bolts you don't want to mess with uh
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Even better would be a new brass washer.
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if you tighten it to spec torque, and the oil goes away, maybe that would do the trick, then keep an eye on it.
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Be careful, do not tight too much: the basement of the engine is made of aluminium, you could damage it...
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Oh god, you're right, it's a brass washer which made me realise it's a crankcase bolt. I gave it a twist to get it tighter earlier but now I'm thinking I better make sure it has the right torque of 32.5ft-lb

It's one of those bolts you don't want to mess with uh
Be aware most torque values are dry torque ( no lubricant) , wet torque is much lower, why do I caution you? Because several have stated Aluminum , once damaged very hard to fix, that includes using a heli-coil .
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I use WD40 on my chains (LOTS) so I'm never surprised to see "oil" along the bottom....

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