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Old July 27th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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2 valve cylinder head removal and install


any tech bulletins out there for removing and installing cylinder heads on a 2 valve
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When I did it I went out and bought a chillton manual it helped me out.
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remove mid pipe, plugs, coils, injectors, fuel rails, tb/plenum, power steering pump, belt, intake manifold, valve covers, crank pulley, timing cover (and needed idler pully(s)

set engine to "safe mode"

remove timing chain tensioners, guides, cams

remove heads

reinstall torqing everything to spec/sequence and using assembly lube. You can find the torque specs/sequences online.

half decent set of metric sockets, in and ft lb torque wrench, and a flat or flex ratchet wrench for one of the ps pump bolts is all you really need if youre limited on tools
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There's lot's of resources on the net just takes some searching. I still have never bought a repair manual for my car and it's been 10 years.
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remove mid pipe, plugs, coils, injectors, fuel rails, tb/plenum, power steering pump, belt, intake manifold, valve covers, crank pulley, timing cover (and needed idler pully(s)

set engine to "safe mode"

remove timing chain tensioners, guides, cams

remove heads

reinstall torqing everything to spec/sequence and using assembly lube. You can find the torque specs/sequences online.

half decent set of metric sockets, in and ft lb torque wrench, and a flat or flex ratchet wrench for one of the ps pump bolts is all you really need if youre limited on tools
What about headers?
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Old July 27th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #6
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i was waiting for someone to say that, shorties will lift right out with the heads, and considering most dont have long tubes i didnt bother
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but im screwed with long tubes right?
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Old July 28th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #8
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yea youll have to pull them. thats one of the main reasons i wont get lt. i dont wanna fool with dropping the k and pulling headers for a quick few hr head swap
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books are cheap, look online for them. Dont forget to unbolt the heads in the right sequence as well. You can actualy warp the block during the procedure.
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yea youll have to pull them. thats one of the main reasons i wont get lt. i dont wanna fool with dropping the k and pulling headers for a quick few hr head swap
i know i kind of wish i never got them.. i really want to do heads
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no reason not to, theyll just add a couple hours to what would be a quick 3-4 hour job w/o them
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I think it would take like 5 times longer than that for me to take the headers off and back on. I can't even see half of the bolts.
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Drop the k member and youll have easy straight up access to them for the most part.
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I can really take the k member off and both headers and put it all back together in about 2 hours?
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I couldnt even imagine doing it while in the car.
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yea youll have to pull them. thats one of the main reasons i wont get lt. i dont wanna fool with dropping the k and pulling headers for a quick few hr head swap
I never pulled my SLP LT's out or dropped my K-member when I took off my heads and reinstalled them. Im not sure if you remember me bitching of what a pita it was to bolt back on the LT's, I even had to heat up bend and grind some open end 10mm wrenches to get the job done. I got to admit though I had fun taking her apart.
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If you installed the long tubes while the heads were off then why were they hard to put back on?
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There are only 8 bolts holding the k-member to the chassis and of course motor mounts.

I am so glad I got a tubular k-member. Made alot easier to get to things.
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How do you keep the motor from falling out or shifting position?
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Originally Posted by hardhitter View Post
If you installed the long tubes while the heads were off then why were they hard to put back on?
I didnt install them when the heads were off. I had already previously installed them. So when the heads were back on again I had to rebolt the LTs to the heads.
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