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Old 10-08-2012, 05:39 PM
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head gasket install help

ok got passenger side head on with arp studs no prob, just pulled out evaporator, does anyone have an idea how to do drivers side? the bottom back head stud is going to be right on firewall so i cant get a big torque wrench on it.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:45 PM
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I've always just used a 1/2" torque wrench. You should have enough room to get onto it with that and a shallow socket.
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can't use shallow socket with the studs they stick up to far.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:11 PM
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A craftsman 18mm 1/2" shallow chrome socket will fit on them. I normally use a Cornwell 12 point impact socket just because it's a little beefier then the craftsman, but the craftsman will work.
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No they don't I used a shallow 1/2" drive socket on all my studs. Also helps to have the SRD35 from snap-on.
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Same one I used on mine Justin. 1/2" drive craftsman 11/16" 12pt shallow socket.
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Either hammer the firewall to make room, buy the $50 Snap-on socket, loosen up a bunch of motor and tranny mounts and jack the tranny up to shift the engine, or pull the cab.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:15 PM
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yea the snap on torque adapter would be nice, cant find one local and need to finish this week
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What about loosening the transmission crossmember and unbolting the drivers side motor mount and jacking it up an inch or so to give the extra room needed? Read it on a forum somewhere but have not seen it tried.


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Old 10-09-2012, 02:48 AM
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I should have clarified that I was providing four options in my post.
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