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What do you take off to get to heads do you have to take off front of motor harmonic balancer, all that stuff

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U NEED LOTS OF SPECIAL TOOLS TO DO THE HEADS, U ARE IN OVER YOUR HEAD ON THIS, NO PUN INTENDED.

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You take the intake off then the exhaust off the head your removeing plus anything attached to the heads

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