Different engine (2valve), different valve cover, different type head gasket (OEM is paper). Per Pete, the 8v Griso comes with a more up to date gasket material (Nytril??) that is reusable several times. Similar gasket material on my now-gone Bonneville .... didn't install new one until nearly 45000 miles.Mark111 said:Sitting here scratching my head when I read some of this.
08 Griso 8 valve with standard gaskets which have been reused 5 times with no leaks.
Even over tightened them once when I stupidly took notice of the torque figures shown in the workshop manual, still no leak though.
The only issues I have had has been due to the oil filter not being fully tightened and a couple of breather hose clamps not fully clamped, both easily rectified.
Pete, come on... this is not a factory supported site for specialists, it's a drop in and ask silly questions focused on the Technical side... and better moderating? Surely all the other online free sites are much better, eh? :roll:pete roper said:Sorry. I may of misunderstood but this post is a prime example of why this site needs better moderating if it wishes to be 'Guzzitech' rather than 'Gibbering idiocy with Guzzi content!'