How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by snephi11 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:13 pm

All hail Petros! Wow, this is amazing! Thank you!

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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by entrax » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:10 am

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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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by vcp » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:19 am

Hey Petros, thanks for this guide! Gonna give it to my mechanic before we do mine.

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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by dglassplus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:15 pm

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

Post by larry mcgrath » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:41 pm

You need to pull the cam, to get clearence to the head bolts. larry

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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by dglassplus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:45 pm

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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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by irowiki » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:01 pm

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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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by dglassplus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:06 pm

Hmmm...we tinkered for a bit I couldn't manage to get them going.

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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by dglassplus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:22 pm

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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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by Gottolovem » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:49 pm

Keep trying I've never needed to pull the cam

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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by irowiki » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:59 pm

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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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by irowiki » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:23 pm

Woah, something going on with #2 there...
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Re: How to Replace a Head Gasket: Petros method

Post by dglassplus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:54 pm

Yeah. Some pitting on the head; and the rust in the cylinder might have killed it.

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