Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Removing cylinder head cover

Recommended Posts

I'm tearing down the top-end for a rebuild on a 96 XR250. I have all the cylinder head cover bolts removed, but have been unable to get the cover off. I suspect this is the first time it's been removed.

I've whacked it pretty good with my rubber mallet. I've also used a hammer and block of wood trying to break it loose. I can't get it to move. I've tried heating the cover with a torch, but no luck.

I'm trying very hard not to damage the aluminum, or break a fin. I've sprayed the gasket all the way around with PB Blaster a couple of times, but no luck so far.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if you are 100% sure that you got ALL the bolts off including the big ones , then you will need to be more persuasive!,

use a piece of soft wood like pine and whack it evenly on the fins . it will take some doing to break the fins unless its a direct blow with a hammer

stu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. My Honda manual does not have the big bolt in the center of the cover highlighted for removal. I loosened it and the cover came right off!

Another duh! moment...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×