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4.6 northstar 97 SLS how to drop engine to remove heads

What would be the best way to drop this engine at a home garage and what tools would be need

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Well i am not saying that you are wrong but i am a GM mechanic, and these northstar headgaskets are what make me money. you will not be able to pull the engine through the top like you can for most cars, it will not fit! and yes you do have to pull the engine to do a headgasket because on them northstars, you cannot just pull the valve covers off, you have to lift the front side up and twist them off, and in order to do this you cannot do it with the engine in the car! you have to life the chassis off of the car! not only tht but the reason these head gaskets go bad is because there is not enough meet on the head bolt threads! so you will need to redo the threads on the block so this wont happen in the future! i hope this helps!

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Ifyour just taking off the heads you dont need too remove the engine,but if you pulling the engine you need a floor jack an engine hoist asorted metric sockets and wrenchs seacial fuel line tools and a motor manul too give step by step instructions

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