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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:53 pm 
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I think it cost me $60 off for a Kincrome 14mm impact socket and 75odd cm bar. Not what I'd call expensive by any means.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:56 pm 
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WD40 is a penetrating oil with a much lower viscosity than engine oil, that is all - even though I did not mention it, that is just a thought.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:38 pm 
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when i had a stuben head bolt ive just used
a 14mm 1/2 inch impact socket
600mm breaker bar
and if the still dont come loose i get a mate to lightly tap the back of the socket while i turn it
comes off every time
haven sheared/rounded a bolt yet
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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:04 pm 
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You're not gonig to get anywhere with those tools.

If you have to go cheap, get 1/2 drive, you're current tools are way to weak.
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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:38 pm 
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is it possible to remove the head with the inlet manifold still attatched?
Removing the manifold is the part that's putting me off taking my cyl head off =/
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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:48 pm 
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viper1431 wrote:
is it possible to remove the head with the inlet manifold still attatched?
Removing the manifold is the part that's putting me off taking my cyl head off =/

You can, but it's gonna be a hell of alot easier to remove the manifold first.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:56 pm 
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viper1431 wrote:
is it possible to remove the head with the inlet manifold still attatched?
Removing the manifold is the part that's putting me off taking my cyl head off =/



You don't need to remove the intake manifold. You just unbolt it from the head, there are two support brackets that will hold it in place.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing head..stuck, literally
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:58 pm 
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The unbolting bit is the part that makes me want to roll the car into a lake.. i have the worst time trying to get those darn intake bolts off for some reason =/
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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:14 pm 
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It's a right royal pain. But I found that with a good 10mm spanner and a 10mm 1/4-drive socket with swivel and extension - and a lot of patience - it can be done successfully. Clearly, Ford did not intend the manifold to be removed with the engine in the car - but then, they only have to put it together :roll:

 

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