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  • Offline Markinaboat   gb

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    New engine question
    on: Mar 18, 2022, 12.20 pm
    Mar 18, 2022, 12.20 pm
    Hi,

    In the process of buying a 2019 850GS Rallye with just under 11k miles on. It's had a new engine put in by the dealer under warranty due to corrosion. I noticed some gasket sealant and wondered if this is how the bikes arrive when new? Thanks in advance for any replies.




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    Re: New engine question
    Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2022, 08.51 pm
    Mar 18, 2022, 08.51 pm
    For the most part...Yes... The oil pan is installed from the factory with the gray sealer ONLY there is no gasket same for a lot of the cases, etc.

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    Re: New engine question
    Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2022, 01.10 pm
    Mar 20, 2022, 01.10 pm
    Thanks for your reply. I would have thought that excess sealant would have been removed at the end of the produciton line and unliekly to make it's way to a dealer? Jist wondered if it was in fact rebuilt as opposed to a complete new engine. Am sure it;s ok although awaiting to hear back from the vibes, especially at crusiing sppeds (70-80mph) before I seal the deal ... or not!

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    Re: New engine question
    Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2022, 05.14 pm
    Mar 20, 2022, 05.14 pm
    I find that sealant oozing really odd. If you have ever watched a video of an engine being assembled you will see a robot apply sealant very precidely in both amount and placement such that it would never ooze out like that. It certainly didn't happen with the 800 Rotax engines but who knows about Loncin.

    On the other hand if someone has been in there and wasn't really very careful about the application that could easily happen.

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    Re: New engine question
    Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2022, 06.06 pm
    Mar 22, 2022, 06.06 pm
    I found a small amount of excess sealant around my oil pan when I removed it recently, and the dealer left quite a bit of it behind when they did the 6k valve check.

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    Re: New engine question
    Reply #5 on: Mar 26, 2022, 04.39 pm
    Mar 26, 2022, 04.39 pm
    I wonder what life that bike had prior to your ownership. In your photo the headers look very rusty and even the stainless steel bolts are furred up.
    All 3 of my bikes in the range have had the excess sealant, including when my 750GS started leaking at the sump, and the sump was replaced, again with the oozing excess sealant.

     



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