Is my jury rig causing the issue?

Jamie R /
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When I changed the oil on my V1 about a 2 months ago the little brown plastic cap on the top of the side of the engine broke apart. The top of it snapped off and the bottom threaded bit was screwed in the hole. (I broke it while screwing it back in)

So I took a washer and a small screw and glued them together like the picture below. However recently I've noticed that the pedals are harder to turn and that my "solution" isn't air tight as bubbles form when the engine warms up. The pedal thing isn't noticeable when riding, it's just more hard when turning it by hand.

I was wondering if the pedal resistance was related and if I could plug the leak with more glue. (I think dos is selling the caps but I don't wanna order something if I don't need to)

Also, I did tighten the chain as it was pretty slack before, so could that be causing the pedaling resistance?

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