I am trying to find out if when pulling the bottom half of the intake do I need to remove the timinbg cover with the water pump and power steering resevoir on it to access the two intake under the power steering resevoir. Also, How do I get the fuel rail to release from the injectors so that I can remove that
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Re: Replcaing the Head gaskets
REMOVE POWER STEERING PUMP AND YOU can get to the two bolts you refer to.as far as injectors once you remove the bolts holding rail to the intake you can wiggle the rail and injectors out. the injectors will come out with rail. timing cover does not need to come off
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This is a big job. First removing the upper intake and possible the airbox. then the fuel rail and injector connectors needs to be removed or disconnected then remove the lower intake. Possible having to remove the valve covers first.exhaust manifold(s) will have to be removed. Then you can remove the heads. There will be many electrical connectors that will have to be disconnected. Inspect the heads for cracks around the valves is where they usually crack. Inspect all valves for damage or uneven wear. ALWAYS follow torque specs and sequence when installing the heads. A manual will be verys helpful with this job. The alternator,P/S pump may also have to be removed or moved out of the way. Cleaning is very important. Generaly the parts you will need are.
Upper and lower intake gaskets
Valve cover gaskets
Exhaust manifold gaskets
Is the plug really clean? That usually means the cylinder head gasket failed. You would need to remove the cylinder head. (valve cover, intake manifold, timing belt/chain) clean off the mating sufaces, inspect mating sufaces for truness, possibly have them machined, install new head gasket, bolt down head to correct tourque, reinstall timing belt/chain, intake manifold, (install all new gaskets) and valve cover. It's a lot harder than it sounds, usually. Call at least 4 local mechs for a quote to replace head gasket on your car. Just a gasket kit alone could cost 90 to 300 bucks depending on your model. This is a major job. Google head gasket and your model and year , you may fiind youtube videos for you exact model or similar.
1. Drain the coolant and disconnect the upper radiator hose. 2. Remove the breather hose (between the air cleaner and the head cover). 3. Remove the air-intake hose. 4. Remove the vacuum hose, fuel hose and coolant hose. 5. Remove the cables from the spark plugs. The cables should be removed by holding the boot portion. 6. Remove the ignition coil. 7. Remove the power steering oil pump and bracket. 8. Remove the intake manifold. 9. Remove the heat protector and exhaust manifold assembly. 10. Remove the coolant pump pulley and the crankshaft pulley. 11. Remove the timing belt cover. 12. Remove the timing belt tensioner pulley. 13. Remove the timing belt. 14. Remove the head cover.
15. Remove the cylinder head assembly. The cylinder head bolts should be removed by using Special Tool, Cylinder Head Bolt Wrench (09221-32001) or equivalent, in the sequence as shown in the illustration in two or three steps. 16. Remove the gasket pieces from the cylinder block top surface and cylinder head bottom surface. NOTE: Make sure that the gasket pieces do not fall in the engine.
1. Clean all gasket surfaces of the cylinder block and the cylinder head. 2. Install a new cylinder head gasket onto the cylinder head assembly. Apply sealant to the gasket and do not reuse the old cylinder head gasket.
3. Install the cylinder head bolts. Starting at top center, tighten all cylinder head bolts in sequence as shown in illustration, using the Cylinder Head Bolt Wrench (09221 - 32001) or equivalent. Repeat the procedure, re-tightening all cylinder head bolt to the specified torque. (torque spec is Cold Engine 105-115 Nm (76-83 ft lb) ) 4. Install the timing belt tensioner pulley. 5. Install the timing belt on the camshaft sprocket, making sure that the tension side is tightened by turning the camshaft sprocket in reverse, all timing marks are in alignment. 6. Adjust the timing according to "Timing Belt" 7. Install the rocker cover and tighten the bolts to the specified torque. Tightening torque: Rocker cover belt:
2.5-3.5 Nm (25-35 kg.cm, 2-3 ft. lbs.)
8. Install the timing belt cover. 9. Install the new intake manifold gasket and the intake manifold. Tighten the nuts and bolts to the specified torque. 10. Install the new exhaust manifold gasket and the exhaust manifold. Tighten the exhaust manifold attaching nuts to the specified torque. 11. Install the surge tank and tighten the nuts bolts to the specified torque. 12. Install the power steering oil pump and bracket. 13. Install the ignition coil. 14. Install the air intake hose. 15. Connect the vacuum hose, fuel hose and water hose. 16. Install breather hose.
It means you have a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. Its allowing the oil to mix with the water in the cooling system. You will have to remove the belts and accessory's in front of the timing cover, remove crank pulley, remove the timing cover and then timing belt. Remove all connectors, hoses and lines to the intake and cylinder head (Make sure to mark the hoses and connectors to there location for reinstall), remove the intake manifold if it makes it easier to remove cylinder head, if not leave it on and remove the valve cover, Remove the bolts to the cylinder head and pull it off with the intake manifold attached. You should see the gasket if it is not stuck to the bottom of the head. Installation is reverse. Have a Haynes Manual so you can have your torques and timing routing. Is it worth it, cost to replace head gasket verses another car, you have to make the call. I think so because I like no car payment and I know whats in my car. Get a salvaged cylinder head and new head gasket set, Total cost if you do the work yourself and get a good deal on cylinder head, 300 to 400 dollars. Shop cost 700 to 1500 dollars. Just a Ball Park
Lots of work. Best bet get a Chilton manusl covering that year from the library or Ebay. Real quick disconnect battery, drain coolant, remove intake manifold, remove any accessories on the side of the engine you're working on , like compressor. Remove valve cover, loosen all valve rockers, remove all 8 push rods, remove head bolts, pull head. Lots of smaller stuff I skipped. You will definately need the specs to reset valve/rocker, torque values. Gasket set, change oil because there will be water in it. Better have a friend who has tried this before too. Can be done but it's tough to do the first time.