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Old 05-01-2010, 09:56 AM
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cylinder head removal help

I have an early '04 6.0 motor with bad head gaskets. I am trying to pull the heads with the cab on an have managed to get the head loose but cant figure out how to get it off. I think it might be the high pressure oil line coming up from the block but cant figure out how to separate if from the head. Can someone give me some ideas?
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:14 AM
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have you taken the rail off the heads yet? if so, where the rail attached on the backside of the heads, you have to unscrew the standpipes. it connects the rail to hpop.. i cant remember what size wrench or socket it will take to unscrew the standpipes.. hopes this helps a little.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:20 AM
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i pulled the rail off the top of the injectors but didnt separate the flex line that attaches it to the head. is the standpipe where that fitting connects?
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:32 AM
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yes youre going to need to remove the rail from the standpipe. when you take the rail off, and are able to get the standpipe out, the top part of the heads (cant remember what thats called at the moment lol) will come off, then it should be easier to get the head out of there..
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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i see what you are talking about now. is there a trick to getting the line to disconnect from the top of the stand pipe? it looks like it "snaps" on but i dont want to break it off...
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:47 AM
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yes it does snap on to the standpipe. they make a special tool to use to take it off, but i have read that there is a much cheaper way to do this.. some guys have even gotten lucky with using a pair of those bent style pliers..
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:01 PM
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pliers worked. snapped right off. it feels like the stand pipe is twisting now when i try to unscrew the nut off the top. i am guessing this isn't what is supposed to happen. any ideas on this?
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:19 PM
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i think the whole pipe should unscrew and come out..
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:21 AM
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thanks for the input. got both heads off yesterday and the gaskets were destroyed. hope the heads check out okay...
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