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Head Removal ?s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NerdBoy, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. NerdBoy

    NerdBoy 1/2 ton status

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    It has been a long time since I have torn down an engine, and I have a couple of questions about the removal of the heads.
    On a small block 350, do I need to replace the head bolts after I pull them? I remember reading a long time ago about some engines requiring the bolts to be replaced each time the heads are removed, due to the amount of torque on them.

    Is any machining of the head surfaces recommended after pulling them, if nothing is done to them?
     
  2. 3car

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    you dont have to replace the head bolts,and as long as the heads arent warped(check them if you blew a head gasket),no machining is required.
     
  3. jekbrown

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    well, first you grab your ears and then... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  4. NerdBoy

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    [ QUOTE ]
    well, first you grab your ears and then

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    Ya know, I have done that before...
    Oh, wait. I misread that. I thought you said "First you grab her ears..." Next step would be "Place your beer on the flat spot on top of her head..."

    3car: Thanks for the info. I guess it's off the the auto parts store for new gaskets and such...
     

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