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Head Dowels

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by b18b1_delsol, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. b18b1_delsol

    b18b1_delsol New Member

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    I have a b16a2 and the head only has one dowel in it. Is there any other reason for them other then lining up the head on the block? Do I need them or can I just go for it and put the head on and make sure the gasket lines up? Thanks
     
  2. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    It is to hold the head on the engine and prevent it from moving around when running. You need both of them, your gasket and headstuds alone will not suffice.
     
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    Thanks i talked to a tuning shop today and they said the same.
     
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    Yep, Honda puts the parts there for a reason. :thumbsup:
     
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