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Old 07-16-2012, 07:53 PM
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Head gasket info

Just getting started with this job and has a couple questions. Do I need to rotate the crank to TDC when removing the valve train? If so is there a mark on the crank? Who can recommend a good machine shop, in Denver, to go through my heads? Do I really want them milled if necessary? Got mixed reviews on that.

Thanks in advance for your help. I'll probably have more questions before I'm done.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:01 PM
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:44 AM
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:50 PM
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Take the heads off of the engine and before you install them again turn the crank ( should be easy to do by hand since the heads are off until the crackshaft dowel is in the 6 o'clock position. Its the little dimple in between 2 of the 4 crank pulley bolts.
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What about keeping it in time, does it time itself since its gear driven? Sorry for the ignorance but the only other engine I've tore the heads off of was a dohc inline 6. Thanks in advance

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You don't have to worry about that. Just rotate the crank so that the dowel is in the 6 o'clock position then reassemble.
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