`87 head removal


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soumilinon
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`87 head removal

Postby soumilinon » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:30 am



I had an `83 wing and changed head gasket without removing cams and such,I now am changing headgaskets on an `87 without removing belt pulleys,cams,just the 7 bolts,waterjoint pipe ,that`s it.Does anyone know why manuals say to undo the cams,don`t understand since the head can be removed without touching them?



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Re: `87 head removal

Postby Coolride » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:57 pm

Can't remove heads without removing belts, do you mean valve covers?

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Re: `87 head removal

Postby jeremccurdy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:07 pm

The manuals generally approach things from a "complete tear-down and rebuild" standpoint. In which case, you would remove the pulleys and the cam shafts. However, you're only replacing the head gaskets; so you don't need to tear it all the way down.
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Re: `87 head removal

Postby soumilinon » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:57 am

thanks for inputs ,job done .decided to use common sense ,leave cams in place,unbolt heads,few taps and all was good




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