I'd try to get a Factory Service Manual, the aftermarket ones have some errors in them. I think an on-line version is available, but I'm not that computer literate. I use the paper one. Hopefully someone else can point you in the right direction. I remember you start in the middle and work your way to each end.giusedtobe said:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5a0yrtmejuqi2 ... l.pdf?dl=0giusedtobe said:
The attached pic shows the installation tightening sequence, just start from bolt #10 and work your way in for removal.giusedtobe said:
I was caught in the same situation you are with the cylinder head, I got some work done on one I had in my stash when I did an engine replacement recently but still had problems with it so ended up ordering ^^ this one ^^ that Mike mentioned as a quicker solution. I too don't have many miles on it yet (under 200) but Clearwater has a great reputation and it's running great so far... my fuel injectors not so much, but that's a different story.gruff54 said:My son put this head on his pickup. Not a ton of miles on it yet, but so far so good.
https://www.cylinder-heads.com/product/ ... ings-only/
OK the bolts I am referring to are the bolts that connect the manifold to the pipe. Only way I can see to reach them is from underneath with a long extension. So you pull the exhaust manifold prior to the head and leave it attached to the exhaust pipe as opposed to pulling it out together?Ed Mc. said:Take lots of pictures! You can also mark with masking or duct tape and a Sharpie. I don't recall having any issues taking off the exhaust manifold, the bolts are fairly accessible. But if you can't get 'em, there's a joint where the exhaust downpipe connects to the manifold, and you can undo the bolts/nuts there to release the pipe from the manifold.
Do you have a torch? Heat the heck out of the manifold, then soak a rag in icy water & wrap it around the EGR pipe & nut. That might help to shrink the nut away from the manifold.giusedtobe said:Could not get this fitting to budge. Anybody got any tricks here? This is the pipe that runs from the Ex Manifold to the intake manifold.
Also I loosened the head bolts and several were loose already. Unless the PO had already dug in here any idea why several of the bolts would be loose? The ones that weren't loose were not hard at all to break either so I doubt they were torqued down.
Lol, I think you just described me! Hopefully when I am done with all the help from this forum I will know what I am doing!Ed Mc. said:maybe somebody has been in there and didn't know what they were doing.