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Water leakage above risers 320 LCR engine

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I have a VLX '08 with 320 LCR engine. Recently i noticed that the engine has a little water leakage. (see pics https://wakesetter2008.stackstorage.com/s/4ui7T5shsoE6urFx )
Water is comming from the gaskets above the risers.
I don't know if this is real problem or is it almost usual. 

My second question: How difficult is it to replace the gaskets because the rubber from the exhaust to the silencer is realy stiff.

Any experience with this issue ?





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That is not normal!

Replacing the seals is really not that complicated.

Remove the 4 bolts, remove the hose clamps, give the riser a sideways tap with a mallet and pull it out of the exhaust hose. Clean everything up, especially the surfaces where the gasket sits and renew gasket.

Sierra makes gaskets that fit our risers. But be careful to buy the correct ones with the elongated holes on either side for the water channels.

I can provide you with a pic of a gasket and part # if you pm me your email.

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Make sure you have a ball head Allen wrench to get to two of the bolts. Other than that, yeah pretty easy job. I think those seals are like 8 bucks.

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