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Old 01-30-2014, 06:59 AM   #1
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Cylinder Head removal - impossible without engine drop ?

I think I already know the answer to this but here goes -

Is it at all possible to remove the cylinder head ( RHS ) with the engine still in the car ?

I have a broken exhaust stud and am considering my options !

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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It's possible but not fun. Search broken exhaust bolt for better options.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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I did this a week ago. Take out the engine, You will be three quarters the way there by the time you have enough of the car taken apart to have just enough highly limited access to take the head off, if even that. If you want to information on taking out an engine PM me and I'll send you the notes I have on it. I'm going to publish them on this forum as time permits.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:50 AM   #4
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The very first time I pulled the headers several bolts broke. You can drill them out and re-tap. I had a shop do mine as I was too aggravated at it at the time.
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