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I have XG series 8000 watt portable generator, with engine…

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I have XG series 8000 watt portable generator, with engine (0K5107) GH410. It has an oil leak, appears to be coming from vale cover?? Can tel for sure with all metal shrouding around. Looking for a suggestion.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Generrac XGSeries 8000 watt, Model(###) ###-#### purchased 12/23/15 with 71 hours

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It is so hard to tell where its coming with air movement and vibration

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valve covers usually do not leak unless they have been removed, but it can happen. best thing to do it use a can of brake cleaner and clean as much of the oil up off the engine area and pressure wash it, then try to view the leak. normally the head gasket is what blows and leaks the oil onto the engine area, there again, a hard thing to discover. I would suggest cleaning with brake cleaner and see if that may help you find the cause or area of the leak

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Its what I thought, the head gasket I will clean and check. Thank You your info, very good.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can I get the torq specs for that head gasket bolts.
I am no longer in front of my computer but I am pretty sure it is 30ft lbs. Make sure to cross over after each bolt. I will DBL check that number in about an hour or less
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