- Mar 10, 2017
- 2012 R3 Roadster
View attachment 39247 View attachment 39248 View attachment 39249 Alright I replaced the leaking cam cover gasket, easy job will pass along a few tips to make it a wee bit easier for anyone else doing it.
- When the new gasket arrives (if you ordered it online) take it out of the package and leave it for a good day to uncurl as they just ram it in the package.
- Did not have to remove the tank you can if you want to but no need.
First pic shows where the gadget was leaking from, the most common area is at cylinder 1.
- Second pic tie wire all the loose wires under your tank and get them pulled up out of the way, at the left of the photo is a bracket which holds two lines remove the bracket it gives you about another 8mm does not seem like much but it really does help, remove number one and two spark plug wires from the coil; that gives you more room also.
- Clean any old sealer or any anything stuck on the surface take your time and do a good job
- Where the gasket wraps around the bolt hole at cylinder 1, the surface was a wee bit rough on the inside.
I used a high power suction tube(wife's dyson), and filed the mating surface smooth.
- Applied some good quality gasket sealer (just a drop at various places) and installed the cover.
Do a few dry runs before you install the gasket. The cover does not just come straight out, you have to play with it a little.
If you still have the stock intake on order a new system ram air K$N whatever do not try and put the stock air plenum back on
I just bought a 2012 roadster and have whacked the throttle a little. Noticed a leak at cylinder 1 this morning. Brilliant write up. Just one question, How do you get the bolt caps off? I was going to make sure that the bolts have the proper torque on them first.