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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Hi guys, I've undone everything bar like 2 or 3 bolts on the back of the inlet manifold (cos s**t bbm shape) and I haven't cracked half the studs on the head yet cos my breaker bar probably isn't long enough (450mm).
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Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:01 pm 
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R31 Mark wrote:
Hi guys, I've undone everything bar like 2 or 3 bolts on the back of the inlet manifold (cos s**t bbm shape) and I haven't cracked half the studs on the head yet cos my breaker bar probably isn't long enough (450mm).


i did mine with a 375mm breaker bar. as for tools you need, i use a 1/2" socket kit, 10mm ratchet spanner on bbm bolts. Dont forget to loosen the timing chain tensioner and zip tie the chain to cam gear.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Chargd wrote:
R31 Mark wrote:
Hi guys, I've undone everything bar like 2 or 3 bolts on the back of the inlet manifold (cos s**t bbm shape) and I haven't cracked half the studs on the head yet cos my breaker bar probably isn't long enough (450mm).


i did mine with a 375mm breaker bar. as for tools you need, i use a 1/2" socket kit, 10mm ratchet spanner on bbm bolts. Dont forget to loosen the timing chain tensioner and zip tie the chain to cam gear.


Hey man, I about loosening that tensioner, I took the little bolt out but nothing happened. I'm guessing I'm meant to poke something around inside the hole? no pun intended :P
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Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:54 pm 
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R31 Mark wrote:
Hi guys, I've undone everything bar like 2 or 3 bolts on the back of the inlet manifold (cos s**t bbm shape) and I haven't cracked half the studs on the head yet cos my breaker bar probably isn't long enough (450mm).


The trick with the intake bolts is to undo & remove all the lower ones first.
450mm breaker bar will work, just means you won't need a visit to the gym for a week.... :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:58 pm 
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The trick with the intake bolts is to undo & remove all the lower ones first.
450mm breaker bar will work, just means you won't need a visit to the gym for a week.... :mrgreen:


LOL I know right. tbh I had the idea of using a metal pole or broom handle on the end of it to give me more leverage. I think I'll give it a go cos I want to make the job a bit easier on myself. By the way, say if I didn't undo some of the bolts on the intake, when I get the head loose would it just come up with it? allowing me to undo them with the head off the block??

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:40 am 
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R31 Mark wrote:
LOL I know right. tbh I had the idea of using a metal pole or broom handle on the end of it to give me more leverage. I think I'll give it a go cos I want to make the job a bit easier on myself. By the way, say if I didn't undo some of the bolts on the intake, when I get the head loose would it just come up with it? allowing me to undo them with the head off the block??

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No.....there are other things holding the intake where it is, and doing just what you said is a recipe for disaster......like snaping off the upper cam chain guide.
Make sure you have removed the chain tensioner....all of it.......zip tie the top sprocket in place as well, before undoing the sprocket bolt.

 

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