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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all. I am getting ready to pull the engine on my "89" VN750. I need to replace the head gaskit and would like to hear from you guys on this
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Is it the cylinder base gasket or the head gasket?


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the 25% I'm not going to do is pulling the engine. way above my pay grade.
hmmm... maybe I should have said 50%

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I beleve that it is the head gaskit but whon't know tell I get it torn down. The funny thing is that it never has leaked so part of me thinks it may be the piston rings. Befor it stoped running it had white smoke coming out of the left side exauhast pipe x^o. I have not seen any water in the oil or oil in the water. When I took compression readings the forword cillender was at 188 psi and the rear cillender was at 60 psi. So I know that it is in the rear cillender.
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I have done all of the work on my bikes for the last 15 years
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I got it cleand up and on the lift today thin pulled the exhaust off. I plan on removing the cooling systom tomarow
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I got it cleand up and on the lift today thin pulled the exhaust off. I plan on removing the cooling systom tomarow
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I once did all the work (short of pulling auto engines) on all my equipment (i.e., cars, mowers, power tools, etc.), but I sold the house, most of the tools and downsized. Now, I'm limited to small (very small) maintenance projects, like changing the battery, LED lighting, heated grips, etc. I can't even do an oil change living where I do now. I wouldn't mind so much if I could find decent mechanics.


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Ok I am getting backlogged on the pic taking I will take some today. I have maniaged to pull the cooling systom, valve covers, rear head, and am about to pull the cylinder today or tomaror. I have to go in to town to get a 30mm socket. It looks bad! Everything was looking good till I pulled the rear exaust pipe. That was the first visual clue of the damiage. But the worst so far was when I puled the the head last night. Ther was radeator fluid pressint on the top of the piston. CRAP[I will try to post some pic's tonight
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