Monday, December 19, 2005

36,225 miles

Cusco, Peru

Accident repairs

A low-speed fall (in rock) forced the BMW engine guard into the cylinder head, damaging the valve cover. In this picture, the guard has been pulled forward again, the broken plastic valve cover guard ("safety bar") removed, and a crack in the valve cover (lower right) has been repaired with epoxy. (The seal failed within two days.)

The plastic valve cover guards are easily broken with the slightest impact. At $50.49 each, I've have already replaced both sides, and the current ones are broken! They are inadequate to protect the valve covers.

I will try to replace parts in Santiago, Chile.

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