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 Post subject: Re: cracked head or not? please help
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:18 pm 
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[quote=might be leaking from the rear welch plug?[/quote]

I think it is welch plug, too.
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 Post subject: Re: cracked head or not? please help
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Ive started to remove the head bolts i have got all the bolts on the drivers side except 1 and none on the passenger side, the few on the drivers side were really easy as the other ones are not.

What do i do when the bolts begin to round off besides the obvious "stop"?

I was going in a circular direction but when i got to the top passenger side its hard as to undo, as i havent got a breaker bar ive just put all my extension bars together, with the drivers side i used a impact wrench which made the bolts come out so easy.

Is there any other ways to get the rest out or is all patience? im trying to see if i can borrow some impact socket pieces as i have none of those either because i think this is why the bolts want to round off.

also can i leave the intake attached or remove it? Ive got alot of time so not fussed about time consumption
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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Oh my god. :roll:
Are you being serious? Search, right now, how to remove a e series falcon head.
Note the correct sequence for removing the head bolts and hope you havnt warped the head.
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 Post subject: Re: cracked head or not? please help
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Im sorry but i guess i just misinterpreted what the car manual said, this is my first time taking a head off myself.

And thank you Pakrat ive searched how to do it properly, if i put all the bolts back in tightly can i still remove the bolts in the right order?

do i need to remove the rockers and cam?
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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Alright as of today with the help of my mate and my cousins fiancee i have got all the head bolts except for one it has now rounded off after a few attempts doing different ideas. i got a impact 14mm socket and that worked well, then i got a socket that grips bolts that have been rounded off but didn't seem to grip with one stubborn bolt, then was told to put a 13mm socket on and knock it on with a hammer so its tight and try to undo it with the breaker bar, this didn't work either so Ive packed up for the day and will see what i can do tomorrow or another day.

anyone have any ideas to get the stubborn bolt out or am i screwed?
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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Alright as of today with the help of my mate and my cousins fiancee i have got all the head bolts except for one it has now rounded off after a few attempts doing different ideas. i got a impact 14mm socket and that worked well, then i got a socket that grips bolts that have been rounded off but didn't seem to grip with one stubborn bolt, then was told to put a 13mm socket on and knock it on with a hammer so its tight and try to undo it with the breaker bar, this didn't work either so Ive packed up for the day and will see what i can do tomorrow or another day.

anyone have any ideas to get the stubborn bolt out or am i screwed?


Weld a nut onto it.

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Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:18 pm 
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that's what i was told to do, but don't have a welder
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Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Get a socket onto it that can grip it if you can use half inch, using breaker bar hold weight on it and have. Mate hit it with a hammer, use safety glasses guys.
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:17 am 
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don't have a welder


You'll hafta get one then....not many other options.

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:23 am 
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Yesterday I was using a socket that grips rounded bolt heads but then it just started to strip the head bolt as it was just slipping right off.

Ill have another crack at it tomorrow
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Put the all bolts back in and tension them up before working on the stuborn ones.
Use a hex socket not a 12 sided one and give the head of the bolt a downward good tap with a hammer to break any thread binding. Work in the oposite order to the assembly tensioning sequence.

You can leave the intake intact and be carefull not to break a chain guide on removal of the head.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:17 pm 
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I would like to thank everyone with their words of wisdom.

We got the head off today the bolt was still being stubborn after trying a few more ideas, in the end we tightened the bolts around it and used a grinder to grind the head off the bolt and thats how we got the head off.

So again thanx to those words of wisdom.
On to the fun stuff.

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I can't see this ending well
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:43 pm 
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what cant you see ending well?
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Motivat-ed wrote:
I would like to thank everyone with their words of wisdom.

We got the head off today the bolt was still being stubborn after trying a few more ideas, in the end we tightened the bolts around it and used a grinder to grind the head off the bolt and thats how we got the head off.

So again thanx to those words of wisdom.
On to the fun stuff.

Cheers

i have an engine in my garage, 1 bolt snapped at the thread when i tryed to loosen it,4 came out and the rest wont budge, have stuffed the bolt trying to get them off, i have a feeling someone had taken the head off and used the same bolts again when your supposed to throw them, i too have to grind the heads off or get my mate to weld a nut to it, i think ill just throw the whole lot away and buy a head lol

 

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