Took my Valve Covers off a few days ago to check for Emulsification of the Oil.
It’s one of the possible causes of the infamous Cam/Tappet failures on the CARC models.
Cold, damp Climate, shorter journeys = moisture in the Oil.
It’ll usually show up on the front of the Covers, sure enough there was some on mine.
Owners with Sump Temp Gauges (Dipstick type) report fairly low Oil temps (<100°C), even in hotter Climates than ours.
I’ve fitted a temp Gauge to mine, Thermocouple type, sensor in the large Banjo Bolt on the right of the Block, Cooler feed line.
(Blanking Bolt fitted here).
Gauge readout mounted to H/Bar Clamp.
I had the lower half of the Cooler blanked off prior to finding the ‘Mayonnaise’ in the Covers, will be blanking it off fully now for the rest of Winter, will adjust as necessary subject to temp readings.