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Unread 05-06-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
AVR2
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Lifting the head out of the engine bay?

So I've got everything stripped off the head and it's time to get the bolts out. I'm starting to wonder how much of a PITA it's going to be to actually lift the head off the block? Anything I should know in advance?

I'm working in the parking lot of my apartment building, so there's no way of using chains or similar to lift it.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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So I've got everything stripped off the head and it's time to get the bolts out. I'm starting to wonder how much of a PITA it's going to be to actually lift the head off the block? Anything I should know in advance?

I'm working in the parking lot of my apartment building, so there's no way of using chains or similar to lift it.
Getting it off is no problem, just get it off the dowels,slide it around sideways and lift it out ! Now going back on can be a problem cause you don't want to slide the head on the new gasket! But it can be carefully placed back on, I set mine on top of the dowels, so it's not touching the gasket, get it close by using the dowels to slide on, then just drop the back into place then the front! The head is heavy so be sure to eat your wheaties before you start
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Sorry, what do you mean by "the dials"?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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He meant "dowels".
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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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He meant "dowels".
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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #6
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Just did it about 30 minutes ago... you're right, it just lifted out to the side, but OMG it was heavy to lift from that angle...
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