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Head Gaskets
Remove exhaust bolts and any other things that will get in the way such as running boards etc

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Don't forget the small bolt underneath.

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#1 08-18-2009, 05:42 AM,
Absolutely terrific info Tricky, thanks for posting this important tech info. :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE:
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#2 08-18-2009, 05:58 AM,
Tricky do you have to remove the camshafts to replace the head gaskets.
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#3 10-04-2010, 04:36 AM,
what i should have said is can you leave the camshaft bolted to the head and remove the heads to replace the head gaskets.
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#4 10-04-2010, 04:40 AM,
No, unless you want to work on them.

Follow the instructions above


But it shows the main bolts only until you get to the assy then it shows the 6mm bolt underneath.
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#5 10-04-2010, 05:35 AM,
(10-04-2010, 05:35 AM)SIR tricky Wrote: No, unless you want to work on them.

Follow the instructions above


But it shows the main bolts only until you get to the assy then it shows the 6mm bolt underneath.
i have oil dripping from the 6mm bolt? i can't get to the timing inspection cap to find the T1 because i have sei....any suggestions?
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#6 04-14-2015, 09:05 PM,
remove the right valve cover (if not already)
remove the timing belt covers (if not already)
remove #1 cylinder spark plug
place somethiing (nondistructive) in the spark plug hole to indicate when it has reached its TDC
both valves will be closed on the compression stroke of #1
check to make sure the timing belt marks are both pointing up

that should be very close to the T1 mark on the indicator
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#7 04-15-2015, 02:10 PM,
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i have oil dripping from the 6mm bolt? i can't get to the timing inspection cap to find the T1 because i have sei....any suggestions?
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Is the oil coming from the bolt hole or next to it? If you put the head gasket on backwards, the oil return port didn't get sealed. I know from experience. The head gasket looks like it fits either way, however if installed backwards that section of the 6mm bolt lacks a sealing gasket.
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#8 04-15-2015, 05:17 PM,
+1
One way to tell if the gasket was installed backwards is to look under the attached head and see if there is an abundance of gasket material showing.

Of course, make sure it IS coming from the 6mm and not coming from another source and just using the 6mm as its lowest point before it flies onto your boot. Big Grin
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#9 04-16-2015, 09:33 AM,


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