How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

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All hail Petros! Wow, this is amazing! Thank you!
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just one thing i couldn't find, i'm in the process of cleaning off gasket material. you mentioned wire wheel for the block, how about the head? i've heard of using a brass wire wheel? thoughts?
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Hey Petros, thanks for this guide! Gonna give it to my mechanic before we do mine.
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My cam shaft is blocking the head bolts. I'm very confused.
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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

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You need to pull the cam, to get clearence to the head bolts. larry
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Thanks Larry, that's what we were leaning toward. Just wasn't in the procedure, wanted to make sure we wouldn't cause damage. Not a mechanic.
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I have done it without removing the cam, but it can be tricky. There's a flat part of the cam there that allows sticking a socket in there.
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Hmmm...we tinkered for a bit I couldn't manage to get them going.
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The bolts have a flange under the head of the bolt that doesn't clear the cam shaft on the driver side. No flats on the cam shaft. Is this somehow not stock?
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Keep trying I've never needed to pull the cam
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In that picture you posted you can see the "flat part" just to the left of the center of the camshaft.
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Woah, something going on with #2 there...
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Yeah. Some pitting on the head; and the rust in the cylinder might have killed it.
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