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Cylinder Head Cover Installation

  1. Thoroughly clean the head cover gasket and the groove.
  1. Install the head cover gasket (A) in the groove of the cylinder head cover (B).
  1. Check that the mating surfaces are clean and dry.

  1. Apply liquid gasket (P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70-K0334M, or 08C70-X0331S) to the chain case contact areas (A).
    NOTE:
    • Apply liquid gasket about 2.5 mm (0.098 in.) diameter bead to the chain case contact areas.
    • Do not install components if 5 minutes or more have passed after applying the liquid gasket. Instead, remove the old residue and reapply the liquid gasket.

  1. Place the cylinder head cover (A) on the cylinder head, then slide the cover slightly back and forth to seat the head cover gasket.

  1. Tighten the bolts in three steps. In the final step tighten all bolts, in sequence, to 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 7.2 lbf·ft).
    NOTE:
    • Wait at least 30 minutes before filling the engine with oil.
    • Do not run the engine for at least 3 hours after installing the head cover.

  1. Install the harness holder (A) and the breather hose (B).
  1. Connect the four ignition coil connectors.