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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by walrus101, Apr 29, 2000.

  1. walrus101

    walrus101 Registered Member

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    i got everything off, and i am ready to take off the heads. i can't seem to break them loose; i have tried everything. does anybody have a trick to breaking them loose? i guess i should not have put all of the bolts into a bucket; now i don't know where they all went.....just kidding. any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    walrus101

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  2. blazer72

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    tap them with a rubber hammer, if they still stay put thengently pry them lose with a big bar in a port. They do tend to get stuck on real good.
     
  3. BillR

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    Wheaties!(and a breaker bar!)[​IMG]

    Blazin' in Flagstaff
     
  4. Depdog

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    LOL, he said tap! I beat the s#$t out of mine with a dead blow hammer, they finally came off, dont pry on them, not good for cast, makes it chip.

    Depdog

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  5. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    In case you want to do that breaker bar idea...I bought a really neat one yesterday from Harbor Freight tools. Its 1/2 inch drive and 25!!! inches long. All for about $12.

    '73 K5
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  6. mike race

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    try liquid wrench or somthing similar, and then tap with hammer helps penetrate the rust and heat seal

    fix'n finally
     
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    if you havent got them off yet go to home depot and buy yourself a 3 foot long piece of pipe (cheater bar) slide that over the end of your rachet and pull! you'll either break the bolts free or break the rachet. if you break the rachet go buy a 3/4 inch drive T bar and the socket you need then use the cheater bar, the bolts won't even argue any more. LOL
    '77 K5

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    If you've got the bolts out but can't separate the head from the block, soak the head gasket-area with Liquid Wrench or PB Blaster(my fave), then go buy yourself a 2lb. deadblow hammer. Use it liberally around the whole head (hit from all directions), spray again, then have a beer. Use hammer again. Repeat as needed.[​IMG]

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  9. Eagle86K5

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    would'nt you know another Marine would know about the best rusted bolt remover ever made...P B Blaster....

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    Put the plugs back in and turn the Starter over let the engine do the work!!!!

    350 Vortec TPI D60 14Bolt 4.56 4"lift 35 BFG A/T
     
  11. walrus101

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    i got them off ,now just cleaning eveything. it was not the head gaskets; it was the intake gasket. i am still glad i pulled off the heads just to see everything. i was pleasently surprized it was in very good shape! hope to have her runnin by wed.

    walrus101

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  12. BillR

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    Sorry to point you in the wrong direction, walrus. Glad you got it fixed!

    Blazin' in Flagstaff
     

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