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Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #31
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so this is what i did today.

new bosch wires and NGK plugs.





removed that shitty hood scoop.


and i changed a radiator overflow hose.

you can tell the new one from the old one.



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Old 02-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #32
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i cant really do much with ol blue until it gets warm out. Also because its on and off rain and snow here in northern ohio. so update soon to come.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:44 AM   #33
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Anyone know how long it would take to do the head swap myself. I just need to know how long my car will be down for.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:07 AM   #34
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Technically it should only take a few hours.
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So basicly just old head off, new gasket on then new head?

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yea, but you gotta set timing, and it wouldn't hurt to change the timing belt while your at it.
Make sure you use new head bolts, you should opt for new manifold bolts too. Being in Ohio i doubt you'll be able to remove the mani bolts with out breaking them.
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Thats true. Iv already looked at the bolts and id be lucky if one came fully out.

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:59 AM   #38
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yea, but you gotta set timing, and it wouldn't hurt to change the timing belt while your at it.
Make sure you use new head bolts, you should opt for new manifold bolts too. Being in Ohio i doubt you'll be able to remove the mani bolts with out breaking them.
Why new head bolts is needed ? thanks
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You should always replace the head bolts. Head bolts can and will stretch over time due to the fact they are usually steel and the head is aluminum, as the two materials have different thermal rates.

If you reuse the old bolt it could break, or it could bottom out in the threaded hole of the engine block causing damage to the block and/or not tightening down the head all the way.

For safety reasons head bolts should only be used once.
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Actually this head and most of the newer engines use torque to yield (TTY) style head bolts... which means you purposely stretch them to a specific length defined by the amount of torque. some allow reuse as long as the bolt measures under a specific length.
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