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Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:31 pm 
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Hi there, no i havent blown a head gasket, but how hard is it to change one? i owuld like to do this before i do blow one, so how do i go about doing it? do i have to reset the timing? or can i unblot it put the new gasket on and then put the head on and bolt it on and im away? also wat gasket should i ask for if in the future i plan to run forced induction?
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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:18 am 
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drain cooling system,,pull the manifolds off,,take the tappet cover off,,remove power steering pump,,release tension on timing chain,,undo the head bolts,,remove head,,scim if needed,,place new gasket on block,,and reverse..done

and i would change your oil when finished to.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:52 am 
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http://eseries.com.au/portal/kb.php?mode=article&k=15

read this, mostly the same apart from a few differences such as removing the fuel rail etc. Not a particularly easy job and make sure you got a good set of quality tools, I learnt the hard way.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:13 pm 
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yeah just when u get the head off, take it to a machining shop to get its surfaced, and as a rule of thumb u would use a au gasket,
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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:23 pm 
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okh then sounds good thats guys
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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:52 pm 
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if you have any problems give me a call i will help you thew it
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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:47 pm 
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okh thanks champ, that sounds good
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