Hey guys i have a question.
I am doing a head gasket.
A buddy says with the 2 of us doing it we can pull the head without removing the manifolds. I agree,,, he saus to leave rocker arms and push rods in place too?
What do yall think?
I think your buddy is no mechanic. don't take shortcuts, do the job right or you will probably be doing it twice.
X2 if you don't pull them and you damage them, you'll be worse off than you are now. Get yourself some large ziplock bags and place the rods in and label them. Put em back where they came from. I prefer bags to boxes because you don't get the little cardboard pieces on them. Good luck and take your time.
Did I read that right, "Pull the head without removing the manifolds?" The manifolds are attached to the head, so please explain this. Never mind, take it to a different friend or a good mechanic. And yes, you need to remove the push rods. Why is that such a big deal?
1991 YJ, rebuilt 4.0L in spring 2009 at 234,000 miles, no lift yet, slightly offset wheels, 235/75/15 tires for now, rag top, sold the hard top. Over 35,000 miles on the rebuild and counting.
If you're doing a head gasket why not replace the manifold gaskets at the same time.
I use a cardboard box, label it with an arrow pointing to the front, punch 16 small holes in it label 1-16 and when you remove the pushrods place them in the hole as you remove them from the engine.
Check the head for warping and burns on the top of the cylinder block from cylinder to cylinder.
94 YJ Sahara
The best Engineering is no match against natural Stupidity.
it's all a learning experience... just remember, read everything you can get your hands on and always ask questions. I've only had my jeep for a month or so but I will say, every question I had in my head, I found the answer here or on the wrangerforum. I'm no mechanic by any means but I've done my fair share of work and with the help on here, I've done WAY more than I ever thought I could. Take your time, label things, doublecheck your work and torque and you should be good to go.