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Offline dicky

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Guide to Changing V6 Head Gaskets
« on: May 11, 2006, 00:02:50 AM »
Well here is my documentation of when I replaced the head gaskets on my CalibraV6

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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 00:09:02 AM »
Excellent thread mate keep em coming!

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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 14:11:18 PM »
Excellent Job, I hope after that much effort that nothing flicks up from the road, and snags the cam belt though. It's a bit risky not putting the belt cover back on !!
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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 19:42:34 PM »
Brilliant, many thanks!! Are you submitting this for addition to the Servicing Section? If so you're about to earn yourself some Forum Credits!

Ermm yeah, ok, how do I do that? Shall i right it more as a guide?

Excellent Job, I hope after that much effort that nothing flicks up from the road, and snags the cam belt though. It's a bit risky not putting the belt cover back on !!

I would but the cover was broken so I threw it away.
Still looking for another one.

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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2006, 19:10:07 PM »
Thats a good guide through the process, ive had to do all that this winter, gaskets had completely come apart. It was slightly daunting at first but it think the worst bit was setting the timing! Wish i had thought to remove the heads with the exhauast maifolds attached, the rear bank was a right pain to get behind!



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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2006, 19:26:05 PM »
Dicky, can't wait for you to produce more! I'll move this one into the REquests and Submissions forum ready to be upgraded to an FAQ, think you'll be getting some bonus Shop Credit points!
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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006, 23:07:21 PM »
It was slightly daunting at first but it think the worst bit was setting the timing! Wish i had thought to remove the heads with the exhauast maifolds attached, the rear bank was a right pain to get behind!

Timing is a daunting but as long as all cams remain bang on their marks it's fine.
Yeah I didn't want to remove thae manifolds first as was to tricky to get to.

Dicky, can't wait for you to produce more! I'll move this one into the REquests and Submissions forum ready to be upgraded to an FAQ, think you'll be getting some bonus Shop Credit points!

Cool, yeah i'm just re-writting the gearbox guide and when thats finished I will start on this one. Allot to write there is!


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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2006, 00:16:11 AM »
Yep I will post when it's all done, it's just taking a while. ;)

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Re: When i changed the Head Gaskets...
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2006, 11:36:50 AM »
Very nice guide indeed :-)

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Re: Guide to Changing V6 Head Gaskets
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 16:24:13 PM »
i have just damaged my heads.Bearing in the can belt tensioner failed.Cams on number 1 head (Bulkhead ) jumped 9 teeth.Am i right in presuming that heads can be removed with exhaust manifolds attached.

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Re: Guide to Changing V6 Head Gaskets
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 02:24:54 AM »
Just having a search through guides and how too and this is a good guide...like the pics very clear..
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