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I noticed this strange bubbles coming from my rear head gasket .

Look for yourself , I don’t know if the heads bolts needs to be Tighten
or something more serious


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I noticed this strange bubbles coming from my rear head gasket .

Look for yourself , I don’t know if the heads bolts needs to be Tighten
or something more serious


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I wish I knew how to upload a video , It’s confirmed to be oil , very slight.


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if its the head gasket I would think its coolant, not oil. Its also unlikely that the head bolts have worked their way out. I'd bet on the gasket blowing though. How many miles are on the bike?
 

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With the exhaust cover on the bike it is very difficult to see but check the valve cover gasket on the rear of the vertical cylinder. Mine is leaking directly above the area your puddle is accumulating. Luckily, I removed the exhaust cover and can see exactly where mine is coming from.
 

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The bike has 13,000 kms , It
Coming from the bottom head gasket from
Both heads front and rear .
It’s definitely oil not
Coolant .
Someone has messaged me on a different site saying , some bikes had a issue where the head gasket oil seal would fail .

If it’s a head gasket replacement on both heads , anyone know estimated shop time ?


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I have the same leak since, well since about 6000miles. I don't know the estimate for this particular issue, but valve adjustment is quoted at something like 15 hours, so I would imagine a couple of hours added to that. My bike now has about 15000miles, the leak hasn't gotten worse (not from there, I have other leaks...), am looking forward to taking care of them with the valve adjustment.
 

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I have the same leak since, well since about 6000miles. I don't know the estimate for this particular issue, but valve adjustment is quoted at something like 15 hours, so I would imagine a couple of hours added to that. My bike now has about 15000miles, the leak hasn't gotten worse (not from there, I have other leaks...), am looking forward to taking care of them with the valve adjustment.


Hi

Yours bubbles as well , it’s not major
However noticeable .

Very strange for a bike of this quality time to have poor head gaskets .



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I have the same leak since, well since about 6000miles. I don't know the estimate for this particular issue, but valve adjustment is quoted at something like 15 hours, so I would imagine a couple of hours added to that. My bike now has about 15000miles, the leak hasn't gotten worse (not from there, I have other leaks...), am looking forward to taking care of them with the valve adjustment.
I'd have to find my receipt but the 15k services are I believe 9-10 hours. I don't remember what quoted time on replacing the headgasket (front) was on mine but the entire motor has to come out of the monocoque. Mine was replaced under warranty around 45,000 miles.

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/XCLR8TN/2014 Ducati 899 Panigale/45k Service-Teardown/IMG_6599.jpg

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/XCLR8TN/2014 Ducati 899 Panigale/45k Service-Teardown/IMG_6559.jpg

Not sure if those links will work because photobucket went to sh*t.
 

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It's possible the header bolts worked themselves loose. It happened to me during a trackday. Fortunately the oil collected in the bellypan, and didn't make it onto my tires or the track. I believe the bill was around $1200, but I was fortunate in that I had an extended warranty.
 

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No sure what’s going with my bike , I have also noticed the valve covers are now leaking as well .

I tried tightening them down still has a slight leak , don’t know if I should order new or use valve cover sealant .



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No sure what’s going with my bike , I have also noticed the valve covers are now leaking as well .

I tried tightening them down still has a slight leak , don’t know if I should order new or use valve cover sealant .



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Huh, mine also has a leak from the valve cover gasket, and also the cam cover seal on the side, too. It's not a lot of leak, more like a little smear, but it's quite a few places. The valve adjustment is coming up on mine very soon, and I'll probably have it done at the nearest dealer (I just don't have time with too many projects needing my attention right now), and it's all the places that they will have to get into, so I'm hoping that it'll be taken care of at the same time.
 

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Huh, mine also has a leak from the valve cover gasket, and also the cam cover seal on the side, too. It's not a lot of leak, more like a little smear, but it's quite a few places. The valve adjustment is coming up on mine very soon, and I'll probably have it done at the nearest dealer (I just don't have time with too many projects needing my attention right now), and it's all the places that they will have to get into, so I'm hoping that it'll be taken care of at the same time.
Replacing the valve cover gaskets isn't on the list of things to do at the 15,000 mile service. I know if I didn't do it each time, they would leak. So I just let the dealer do them every time. They're ~$25 piece if I remember right. They seem to get brittle over time--I assume from all the heat cycles, and then they leak.
 

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Replacing the valve cover gaskets isn't on the list of things to do at the 15,000 mile service. I know if I didn't do it each time, they would leak. So I just let the dealer do them every time. They're ~$25 piece if I remember right. They seem to get brittle over time--I assume from all the heat cycles, and then they leak.
This is true- and it's exaggerated by if your bike starts / runs when it's VERY cold out - (like colder that normal riding temperatures).

I just get new gaskets every time I open the bike up. It saves headache later. Since I'm racing mine, valves get checked once a year no matter what.

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Definitely valve cover gaskets easy fix once you take off the rear subframe, i would recommend getting a new gasket and some three bond costs around £25/30, ones you take off the heat shields you can see where its leaking from.
 

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yup. mine now too. I see dirt building up around the valve covers, but i have oil running down the side of my clutch cover and i see bubbles coming out of the head gasket too...I'm scared what its gonna cost to get this sealed up again
 

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so, i was definitely able to see it was the valve cover... it appears they don't use an sealant on it, beside the half-moon sections.








 
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