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 Posted: 01-04-2016 04:56 pm
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Jensen Healey

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Posts: 983
I block sanded the mating surfaces to remove the major imperfections, cleaned thoroughly with acetone, and installed the silicone gasket dry using a bit of masking tape to locate the gasket and keep it from touching the oily bits.

I hand torqued the bolts to about 10 ft lbs figuring they were over-torqued in the past.

This has worked for me 3 out of 4 attempts.

Don't forget to use new sealing washers on the bolts and a new gasket on the oil cap.

Good luck, Kurt