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I have a blown head gasket. i need to know if i need to remove the air intake to take off the head to get to the gasket. thank you

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Yes, air intake, intake manifold and exhaust manifold. This is not a job for a novice. If engine has overhead cam, then cam chain/belt must also be removed. Rocker arms must be loosened to allow valves to close. Note position of timing gear in case cam rotates while chain/belt is off. Camshaft must be properly timed to the crankshaft on reassembly.
Head should be checked for warping and cracks. Follow torque instructions carefully when reinstalling the head.

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