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 Post subject: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Hi everyone, just wondering what tools I should go out and get cos I do not have what I need as far as I know, so what do you recommend I need to get a cylinder head off (plus the manifolds).

Also is it worth converting from a standard ED head to a EF Tickford head? thanks :)
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:32 pm 
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R31 Mark wrote:
Hi everyone, just wondering what tools I should go out and get cos I do not have what I need as far as I know, so what do you recommend I need to get a cylinder head off (plus the manifolds).

Also is it worth converting from a standard ED head to a EF Tickford head? thanks :)


Sockets + accessaries ( 3/8" & 1/2" drive), spanners, Tension wrench, 24" to 30" breaker bar, a deep 14mm impact socket, tooling for removing & installing the camchain tensioner.....cleaning gear/scrappers, etc.....Workshop manual.
All are metric.
VRS Gasket set, and a set of new head bolts, ACL Hylomar (spray pack), Grey Maxx RTV or Toyota Black RTV.....stuff for cleaning ( degreaser, carby spray, etc)
Tickford head has bigger exhaust valves and a better cam.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:33 pm 
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10mm ratchet spanner helps, 24" breaker bar and a 14mm single hex impact socket. also a 10mm single hex socket as some of the rocker bolts can be tight. there are other tools you'll need but they are the main ones
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Gee guys thanks for the quick replies! Some great suggestions here and I think I'll have to go get some of this stuff asap!

On a side note, what threads are used? left hand? I don't have a manual and I don't want to strip anything LOL

Thanks :)
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:47 pm 
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everything is standard thread. anticlockwise to undo

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:09 pm 
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R31 Mark wrote:
Gee guys thanks for the quick replies! Some great suggestions here and I think I'll have to go get some of this stuff asap!

On a side note, what threads are used? left hand? I don't have a manual and I don't want to strip anything LOL

Thanks :)


Get a workshop manual.....read it, understand it, follow it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:18 pm 
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cjh wrote:
R31 Mark wrote:
Gee guys thanks for the quick replies! Some great suggestions here and I think I'll have to go get some of this stuff asap!

On a side note, what threads are used? left hand? I don't have a manual and I don't want to strip anything LOL

Thanks :)


Get a workshop manual.....read it, understand it, follow it.


I know I should :P I don't know whether to get a gregorys or that one by that guy lol
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:26 pm 
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auto-electrical-forum-f89/ef-vs-au-cam-position-sensor-t124784-15.html
link for download is there

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:07 am 
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Can I use 1/4 inch drive/sockets to remove the head bolts? or does it have to be 1/2 inch?

Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:30 am 
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Your 1/4 drive set wont be in usable condition if you try and undo the head bolts with it.. youll snap your ratchet for sure, use 1/2,

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:29 am 
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R31 Mark wrote:
Can I use 1/4 inch drive/sockets to remove the head bolts? or does it have to be 1/2 inch?

Thanks


Just need to ask............Are you for real ??? :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:44 am 
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cjh wrote:
R31 Mark wrote:
Can I use 1/4 inch drive/sockets to remove the head bolts? or does it have to be 1/2 inch?

Thanks


Just need to ask............Are you for real ??? :?


Yeah I am for real sadly. I'm new to doing this kind of stuff and still learning about both cars and tools as I go along, so I'm sorry to be asking all the stupid questions.
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:17 pm 
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If you don't know..........DON'T. Get someone that knows what they are doing and assist them and learn.
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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:40 pm 
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R31 Mark wrote:

On a side note, what threads are used? left hand? I don't have a manual and I don't want to strip anything LOL



Hi,

Left hand thread is only used for either rotating parts that may come loose in use, or for Toxic Gas fittings. No offence, but it may be beyond you to do on your own. Get a friend or someone than can help, and learn from them. Even if you pay for the job, still cheaper than if you make a mess of it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What tools do I need to remove a cylinder head
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:47 am 
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If you don't want to do it again when you're done of get someone who knows what they are doing to Do it and you too help.
I guarantee you'll loose your s**t at the inlet manifold
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