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Offline Belltj

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Left Hand Engine Case removal
« on: February 06, 2019, 05:34:06 PM »
Hi folks, I picked up a couple of stone chips on my left hand side engine case.

I’m thinking of taking it off and spraying myself but just wanted to know if there is anything I should be aware off before I remove and then put back.

Thanks.

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 05:50:31 PM »
Below is an excerpt from the workshop manual for the 2011 SX, could be helpful.

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 06:16:26 PM »
The service manual stats drain the engine oil, I found that to be unnecessary as there was only a very small amount of oil in there, but that was on a z800 which was a very similar procedure.

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 06:21:17 PM »
Do you think a new gasket will be required???

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 06:42:44 PM »
Personally l would never put an old gasket back on, why take the risk?

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 08:08:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Belltj [+]
Do you think a new gasket will be required???
With luck and care you shouldn’t need a new gasket as I found it was only attached one side (cover side if I remember right). As per the manual you will need some instant gasket for the grommet on the electrical cable to the alternator.

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 03:08:26 PM »
Don't risk it fit a new gasket just think of all the work doing the job twice when it leaks not worth the hassle for a few quid

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Re: Left Hand Engine Case removal
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 03:31:41 PM »
If you are going to all that trouble for a couple of stone chips, don't scrimp on the gasket.

I'll check next time I see you!  :008:
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