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Changing Heads questions

This is a discussion on Changing Heads questions within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Can the heads be changed with the engine still in the car? It's on a 2001 z28 if that matters....

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    Changing Heads questions

    Can the heads be changed with the engine still in the car? It's on a 2001 z28 if that matters.

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    I pulled mine on Saturday, and my back still hurts from leaning under the hood...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    I pulled mine on Saturday, and my back still hurts from leaning under the hood...
    Its horrible! Dropping the engine seems to be easier and less straining.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Its horrible! Dropping the engine seems to be easier and less straining.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pigsticker View Post
    Can the heads be changed with the engine still in the car? It's on a 2001 z28 if that matters.
    http://www.ls1howto.com/index.php?article=3

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll be attempting this soon. That link is a big help. Thanks again and good luck on ya'lls head swap.

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    it aint that bad,,,if you lift the car front end up lots with jack and stand,,then remove the water pump and steering pump and radiators,,you can manage to be in the engine bay and up and close to all the install and removals of heads,,

    I did mine,,and cant say I suffered any pain,,other than a few cuts on my knuckles...etc

    Its easy and the heads are not that heavy..just take your time and do it corectly

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