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 Post subject: Replacing EB head and gasket
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:11 am 
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I'm about to put on a new head (and replacing the head gasket) on my car in the next few days, and just wanted to know a few things before going through with it.

I've bought new head bolts and a gasket kit, and usually they say what torque settings to have the bolts at? However mine didn't come with this, and I've heard different settings, so I thought to ask here to make sure I've got the right settings. I'm putting on an ED XR6 Tickford Head onto an EB engine. So what should I have the torque settings at for the head bolts? I know the sequence just need to know this part.

Also what other little things should I buy to apply the new head and gasket? I heard I needed some lubricant for the head bolts, what about gasket goo? Will I be needing any of that?

Anything else I'll need to know? I've done some searching but I couldn't find all the answers I need, any help would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Replacing EB head and gasket
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:54 am 
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hey mate i can get the torque number for you in the morning mate i'm off to bed now! as for gasket goo might be good idea, but I dont know for sure, some1 else confirm?
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 Post subject: Re: Replacing EB head and gasket
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:18 am 
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The is technique involved in making it last....the job, that is.
The block and head need to be clean.....clean enough to eat off.
I use ACL Hylomar on the headgasket, and Toyota black on the front timing cover seal.
For the head bolts, use engine oil on the threads, and a little moly grease under the flange.
Torque setting is 40Nm + 90*.
Make sure you remove the timing chain tensioner.
Get a workshop manual...read it.....understand it...... before starting.
Don't use coolant/inhibitor for 2 weeks after the head is done...just plain water....then flush & fill with the appropiate amount of coolant/inhibitor.
I clean and repaint the side of the block.....looks neater.....and easy to see if the gasket fails or welsh plugs fail.
Thats not a new engine....just cleaned.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing EB head and gasket
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:50 am 
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Does the timing chain tensioner require that special tool to use? I heard it's like an Allen key?

I'm almost certain to go buy the manual today just to be sure, and that Hylomar stuff for the head gasket. Should I be applying gasket goo to any of the other gaskets I'll be replacing?

Thanks for the advice! Anything else?
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 Post subject: Re: Replacing EB head and gasket
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:05 pm 
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to undo the tensioner i just use a hammer and flat head scew driver after i have undone the tensioner bolt abit then hit the outer ring till i can undo it with my fingers
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 Post subject: Re: Replacing EB head and gasket
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:52 pm 
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My tools for cyl head jobs. Not pictured are my tools for removing the cyl head alignment dowels, and rocker gear alignment dowels.
I also replace the cam bolt with a higher grade one ( from 8.8 to 10.9 ).....seen too many break from over tensioning by a previous idiot.

 

 

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