This is a discussion on Heads difficulty within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need to take my heads off and get them milled/valve job so I was wondering how hard it is ...
05-28-2010, 08:32 PM #1
I need to take my heads off and get them milled/valve job so I was wondering how hard it is to remove and put back on a set of heads. So again the question is how difficult is it to remove and put back on a set of heads on a scale of 1-10. 1 being easiest and 10 hardest. THANKS!
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05-28-2010, 08:46 PM #3
Most nerve racking part for me was tighting the head bolts. You can only use them once and need new ones but they have no final torque specs. You torque them in a random order and then twist them.
05-28-2010, 09:19 PM #4
Is it harder than swapping gears?
05-28-2010, 11:48 PM #5
05-28-2010, 11:56 PM #6
Heads are easier than doing gears-just takes longer. Actually that would depend if the rear was still under the car or not. Main difference is you don't have any measurements or have to use tools like a press to remove bearings. Just expect your back to be sore.
05-29-2010, 07:12 PM #7
I had a 92 Z before this car and I put 3.42's in it and that was one hell of a job.... took 3 days. Ended up good tho. It was also my first time doing gears so that was defiantly a time factor. So I wouldn't need any specialty tools for this head job? I just ordered a head installation kit from JEGS. Hopefully thats all I need lol.
05-29-2010, 07:14 PM #8
If you read the link I posted, it will pretty much tell you everything you need to know
05-29-2010, 07:26 PM #9
05-29-2010, 07:28 PM #10
EDIT: Use compressed air/q-tips/rags on the ends of screw drivers to make sure you get all the liquid out
05-29-2010, 07:54 PM #11
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