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Leaking oil around the rear of the factory air box

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  • philsales1 Oct 08, 2010

    That is where the oil is coming from but I have read on a VTX Blog that it is occurring frequently
    on many 1800's. The tech guys are saying that the valve covers do not have a gasket and Honda
    has used silicone as a sealant and that it is not holding up. I was wondering if any of you guys
    have heard of this and if there is a good fix for it. The bike is a 2008 but I bought it new in March.
    The leaks don't seem to be very large but seem to continue to produce small amounts of oil.
    The bike has a five year warranty and I am hoping it will cover the whole repair. I have heard
    that some dealers are charging $900.00 to pull the engine especially for the rear cylinder.
    I was just trying to get some expert advise.
    Thanks for responding.

  • philsales1 Oct 08, 2010

    Thank you, I was wondering if there were any aftermarket gaskets
    available out there. You have confirmed what I was hoping to do.
    Phil Sales

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Are u saying the airbox is getting oil in it from the crankcase ventalation system?? please clarify

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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    yadayada Oct 08, 2010

    it would not be silicone sealer it is what is called anaerobic sealer on the valve covers, yes they do leak, i suggest u try to find someone who makes gaskets, talk to the shop techs at the Honda store and see if they can point u in the right direction, u can also contact parts suppliers on the Internet who make or sell aftermarket parts for Honda bikes.

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