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1985 Honda GL 1200 Aspencade Gold Wing left side valve cover leaking oil

Left side valve cover is leaking oil. Is it difficult to replace the gasket?

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There are two slots in the valve cover right by the cam shaft sprocket that have to be honda bonded or black rtv. look closely at the valve cover right above the gasket underneath the timing belt cover. Hope that helps.

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did you check the steering pump, AC compression pump, etc or other engine components ? it could be something other than the engine.

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you will have to put another valve cover gasket on between each cylinder there is a round gasket between valve cover and cylinder head if you buy the valve cover gasket kit they will be in the kit .please rate this answer thanks.

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try removing the bolts hold on the valve cover and once you do that take a razor blade and a little lube and careful scrape the old one off.

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Just try if you can tighten the 8 bolts and see if there'll be any difference. If not you might need to replace gasket.

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