Valve Adjust Question

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Sat Aug 11 06:28:51 PDT 2007

Avoid using RTV on the valve cover gasket. Mine was leaking and I used RTV 
to seal it until I got a new gasket. It was a real mess to clean off the 
cylinder head and valve cover when it came time to install the new gasket. 
Trying to keep the little pieces from getting in the motor was a real PIA 
too. Mine didn't start leaking until the lip that goes over the cylinder 
head began to crack. It was fine until then.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Reckinger" <marque at>
To: <gpzlist at>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 5:04 PM
Subject: Valve Adjust Question

> So, I'm in the middle of a valve adjust. Got the valve cover off and am
> about to dig in. One thing, for re-assembly., what's the deal with
> adding a sealer (RTV?) to the valve cover gasket? Do I apply to the top
> and bottom surfaces? All the way around or just the corners? Any
> particular brand? Any help greatly appreciated. Please email me direct.
> Thanks!
> MR 

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