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Old 22 Dec 2013, 01:33 pm
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Default Head removal (for gasket change)

Hi all and merry christmas!!

I just started a head gasket change operation (yes, it is leaking a bit) and was thinking to try a slip and slide. Is there some special tools Iīm gonna need or can I manage with a set of normal tools?

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Old 22 Dec 2013, 02:15 pm
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Hello Fin,

I have a 2005 PT and started the Head Gasket replacement yesterday. So far only normal hand tools but the Harmonic balancer is a bit of a problem. See this thread.

HARMONIC BALANCER & CRANK SPROCKET REMOVEL AND INSTALL TOOL AND TIPS!!!!

So far this is the only problem I have encountered.

My PT Head Gasket was leaking oil from the rear of the engine. Why are you replacing the head gasket?

Phil
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Old 22 Dec 2013, 04:59 pm
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I couldn't do it.

First, there's a brace from exhaust manifold to block you'd have to loosen.

The timing belt cover is bolted to the head, and the cover fits tight around cam gear bosses and idler.

It's nearly impossible to get headbolts between #1 and #2 cylinders loose with cams in place.

Once you take all that off, slip n' slide is kinda pointless.
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856666:
Gasket is leaking to coolant, bubbles and gas fumes in there. Also heats up.
New thermo and cap didnīt do the trick, fan works properly, aired up also. Most definately head (gasket) failure

UptownSport:
I noticed as well that the two bolts between cylinder 1 and 2 are are a problem. A bit tight spot. Havenīt found a proper tool yet...
If I find a tool for that, I will try to slip and slide. If not, maybe Iīll have to do it the right way
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