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Default Did I wreck my rocker box? (2007 1200C)

Good Afternoon all,
While changing my rocker box gaskets I tightened down the rear box on the engine temp sensor wire, which I realized after trouble shooting the error code that popped up.
I picked up a new sensor and re installed it but the rear rocker box was leaking pretty bad.
I tore it back down and replaced the gasket again but still have the same issue, a bad leak coming from about where the wire had pinched.

Have I bent the rocker box? Am I looking at a new one? or is there another route I can look into? Thanks,
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You'd have to put way too much torque on the box to hurt the it and chances are it'd crack if you bent it.
You may have a gasket pinched or distorted.
Where did the wire pinch?
Doesn't it come up through the middle?
Pics would help.
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You'd have to put way too much torque on the box to hurt the it and chances are it'd crack if you bent it.

You may have a gasket pinched or distorted.

Where did the wire pinch?

Doesn't it come up through the middle?

Pics would help.
I torqued it to spec when I put it together. The wire had gotten pinched between the rear cylinder head with the gasket and the Rocker Cover Inner. The gasket has been replaced

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New one to me but you can pull the lower box and put a straightedge across it to check for warp-age.
The warp-age service limit is in the FSM.
Did you see any scoring on the rocker box?
Otherwise, it's probably the gasket....
We can't see what you see.
But I do know clicker torque wrenches can easily be wrong through no fault of yours.
That's why I swapped to beam type.
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