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issue removing head from block

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by noitsnotherek9, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. noitsnotherek9

    noitsnotherek9 New Member

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    I have a fully built motor. Recently either my head lifted or blew the head gasket. The car feels ok when I drive it. I have coolant coming out of my head gasket... well leaking. I'm took cams everything off the head and can't remove the head. I removed the head bolt that goes on the golden eagle stud and washer. Doesn't move a inch. I keep the manifold I got a victor x n nothing. I have done my head gasket b4 and idk y it won't come off. Wat other options am I left with. Buddy of mines told me to get 3 ppl and rock the head back and forth.. wat can I do... thanks
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Make sure you removed the intake manifold support bracket. That thing will effectively tie the head to the block.
     
  3. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Does the Victor X manifold have the mounting spots to use that support bracket?

    OP - If the head gasket blew in the middle, it could have warped the head and pretty much twisted the dowel pins in a position where it's gonna make pulling the head off a bitch.

    Sometimes the main caps (crank shaft caps) will hold the block so tight that the block won't twist/have a little play. Maybe if you pull the main caps off it'll loosen things up just a bit to where you can wiggle the head off.

    Goodluck...
     
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