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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2007, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the heads

I am about to pull out the engine in my 89 F250, (due to a blown engine) and I need to pull off the heads, but when I look at the bolts, they look like they have a 12 point bolt in them. Can I use a regular socket on the bolts, or do I need to buy a socket from ford to remove them?? Also, is there anything that I would need to know about removing the crank? I want to get the internals of the engine tested, and I just wanted to know if there was some tool, or some trick that there was out there to make it easier (besides for paying someone else to do it). Thanks
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Hopefully someone can help you - I've never taken any off on one of these beasts.

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im not absolutely sure but if im not mistaken the heads bolts are 5/8 in size and a regular socket , no special socket is required, , as far as removing the crank , all the connecting rods need to be loose . then the main bearing caps, the front engine cover and harmonic balancer and rear main seal cover will all have to be removed to get crank out

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im not absolutely sure but if im not mistaken the heads bolts are 5/8 in size and a regular socket , no special socket is required, , as far as removing the crank , all the connecting rods need to be loose . then the main bearing caps, the front engine cover and harmonic balancer and rear main seal cover will all have to be removed to get crank out
Thanks. I really appreciate it.
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hey i cant be right all the time

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when in the last hour did you finally realize that???:fawkdance:
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when in the last hour did you finally realize that???:fawkdance:
hold on let me rephrase that comment then, if i let everybody know im always right , then that wouldnt leave anything for you to do marc :fawkdance:back at ya

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hold on let me rephrase that comment then, if i let everybody know im always right , then that wouldnt leave anything for you to do marc :fawkdance:back at ya
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A regular 12 point socket or box end wrench will fit just fine.

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