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Problem with Head Change

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by SaintGrimm, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. SaintGrimm

    SaintGrimm New Member

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    Hi, I know this is my first post but seeing as I couldn't find an introduction area I thought I'd get stuck right in.

    Currently chaging a headgasket on my 1994 Coupe. At first the job was a water pump (headgasket was pretty new and the previous owner didn't do the water pump when he did it, bad form) so when the waterpump went the overheating has warped the head so I've done the waterpump, got the OEM timing belt + other belts but I'm having trouble getting the head off.

    I've removed everything connected to the head from the front and left side. Unbolted the intake manifold but for some reason (something I cannot see I'm guessing) the manifold won't clear the engine screws/bolts. It slides but won't come completely away.

    Also I'm having trouble removing the throttle cable. can tell me what's the procedure for getting it off?

    Thank you,

    ~Grimm
     
  2. D16SiHatch

    D16SiHatch New Member

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    There is a bracket that goes from the back of the the block to the underside of the intake manifold that is holding it there.

    are you unable to get the throttle cable off its mounting point on the intake mani, or are you talking about the end of it that attaches to the throttle body?
     
  3. EP3Hatch1987

    EP3Hatch1987 Meeeeooowww!!!!!

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    Why do you have 2 take the throttle cable off? If your juss removing the head..
     
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    D16SiHatch New Member

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    haha good question, i didn't even think of that lol. especially since he said he was seperating the intake manifold from the head. definitely had a brain fart on that one lol.
     
  5. SaintGrimm

    SaintGrimm New Member

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    Hey,

    thanks for the notification on the bracket!

    I'm removing the intake to get it cleaned up as it's so full of dirt and gunk (can't possibly be a good sign)

    Managed to get the throttle cable off and now the intake is off but the weather changed its mind so head it still on :\

    Thanks for the replies though!
     
  6. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Always grab some 2x4's a tarp and some nails, works grate for a geto shed :)
     
  7. austinkli

    austinkli The Blackberry Dude

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    Done that more times than I can count.

    OP, lemme know if you can't get it off when the weather clears up. I can take pics of every place it's bolted in at for you.

    Also, a Haynes manual is like your honda bible when doing this. Is it Haynes or Haines? Idk. Anyway, if you don't have one, get one. It'll make your life sooooo much easier.
     
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