[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Retorquing of Heads
- To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Retorquing of Heads
- From: "conrad long" <conradlong@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 20:39:58 +0000
- In-reply-to: <200702060947.l169l2OH017412@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Sender: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
I'll second Clive's experience. Retorqued the heads on my '94 R11RS at
about 40k miles, when they started weeping; no recurrance yet (at 65k miles
now). Of course, YMMV, but every 10k km seems extreme.
Fraser, CO, USA
From: "Clive Liddell" <cliddell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Retorquing of heads.
Yes strictly speaking that is correct. However I have had a slight cylinder
head weep on both my bikes at mileages between 20 and 30000km completely
rectified by a re-torque (as per 1000km re-torque). Just the one additional
re-torque in both cases has cured all signs of a weep, now at ~80000km on R
and ~70000km on the RT.
A salesman at my local BMW dealer told me that oilheads need to have their
heads retorqued every 10000km (6000mi). I said I never heard of that
before. The BMW maintenance schedule only indicates a retorquing at the
first 1000km(600mi) service. Is this true?
Check out all that glitters with the MSN Entertainment Guide to the Academy