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DanielSon-gtt

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When the Heads off
« on: 23:48, Tue 24 February 2009 »
While the heads off geting machined is there anythink else little that I can order in that can be done like gaskets, seals anything little like that ?
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« Reply #1 on: 05:24, Wed 25 February 2009 »
so it was a cracked head then?
get a head gasket set an replace everything an do the valve stem oil seals aswell but ull need a valve spring compresser tool an need to lap the valves back in.
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« Reply #2 on: 08:21, Wed 25 February 2009 »
I would leave the valve springs alone unless you know what you are doing... headgasket set, may be a good idea to change the waterpump while the head is off, the gasket comes in the h/g kit so no need to get one of those, just get the new pump..

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« Reply #3 on: 14:00, Wed 25 February 2009 »
Im Not To Sure What the Problem Is As Of Yet Im Just Going To Do The Gasket If Its Not That Atleast Its Had a New One I Dont aKnow When The Last One Was Or Even If Its Had One Changed Is The Water Pump One Of Those Things That Could Benifit From a Fresh One
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« Reply #4 on: 16:34, Wed 25 February 2009 »
Yes, it's alot easier to do with the head off as well ;)

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« Reply #5 on: 16:34, Wed 25 February 2009 »
If you change the water pump it's worth getting new bolts to fit it and running a tap through the threads in the head.

They have a nasty habit of stripping.

I would also change the manifold gasket because it can be awkward to do with the head still fitted but thats included in the head gasket set anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: 23:22, Wed 25 February 2009 »
I'd change the the manifold one for sure mate. i just finished doing mine with it all in the car still. Its taken me about 2 weeks. Thats not even a joke. I done it in 2 hour(ish) bursts mosts days after work.

And the gasket set is cheaper than the head gasket on its own.

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« Reply #7 on: 17:21, Thu 26 February 2009 »
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I'd change the the manifold one for sure mate. i just finished doing mine with it all in the car still. Its taken me about 2 weeks. Thats not even a joke. I done it in 2 hour(ish) bursts mosts days after work.

And the gasket set is cheaper than the head gasket on its own.


A 13mm ratchet spanner is your best friend for this, it will only take 1 week to do then.  :lol:

It is a bitch though, theres just that one nut thats nigh on impossible to reach without being double jointed.

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« Reply #8 on: 17:36, Thu 26 February 2009 »
thats where the ph 1 mani is better...

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« Reply #9 on: 19:48, Thu 26 February 2009 »
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thats where the ph 1 mani is better...


ha, took me the best part of 5 days to do my manifold gasket, first major thing i attempted, was all good tho. The 1 enoying bolt, i had trouble with that even from under the car. Many grazed knuckles :wink:
I got 5 on it..

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« Reply #10 on: 23:31, Thu 26 February 2009 »
I know that bolt, haha. I ended up laying accros the rocker cover with my feet on a wall with a very cramped up wrist.

And the ratchet spanner came very handy. and the Thermos mug  :wink:
But after I wrapped the exhaust manifold the head was too bulky to fit over a few of the nuts... Let down.

Whats the difference with the ph1 and 2 manifolds Steve? I did notice a perc fan sensor is on the other side of the inlett. But I haven't seen that much of a ph2 one.

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« Reply #11 on: 09:21, Fri 27 February 2009 »
There is an extra bit of metal on the ph 2 IIRC that makes it more awkward, i'm sure James worked this out when he changed his on the old engine ...