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head gasket job
« on: February 27, 2009, 03:25:47 AM »
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Re: head gasket job
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 10:25:27 AM »
it can be done in a day, maybe 2 depending on how hard you go at it.

you will need a set of the fuel line disconnect tools to get the intake fuel lines off

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Re: head gasket job
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 05:00:13 PM »
The most important thing about putting the new heads back on is to torque them to the correct torque, and tighten them in the specified order.  First just snug them all, then use three different tightening sequences. First about 1/3 of the overall end result, then 2/3 then finish.  And  make damn sure your gasket is on right.  Then with the intake manifold, use Blue RTV in the corners instead of the gasket.  Tighten those bolts using the recommended lbs and use the recommended sequence as well.  I believe that information is in the FAQ at the beginning of the Classic section. 

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Re: head gasket job
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 12:10:46 PM »
i will add another big this is putting the head gaskets on properly if you put one up side down it will overheat :P

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Re: head gasket job
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 06:27:46 PM »
That's because the water jacket holes will be plugged if you put the head gasket upside down. 

 

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