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We are replacing a head gasket on a 2001 Olds Aurora and have removed the front head...What is the easiest way to remove the rear cylinder?

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It is a tight fit, but it can be removed if you remove the 'shelf' above the engine that houses the wiper assemply, and I have seen people lower the engine by unbolting the cradle-put a block of wood between the jack and the engine/transaxle, and unbolt the cradle bolts, lower it so you have enough clearance to pull it out (works on both 3.5 and 4.0 motors, it really helps to have 2 people to do this-also, if you haven't don it yet.scribe the bolts and slots on the hood bolts and remove the hood, make your life much more enjoyable.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • d_linvil Apr 16, 2011

    A little more help please :) .... We have replaced the head gaskets (even though they were not blown out) , replaced the waterpump and thermostat and the 2001 Olds Aurora still has pressure in the reservoir. It seems fine sitting still with a little bubbling but once driving it overheats. What are we missing??

  • mike mountain Apr 16, 2011

    If you are getting bubbling in the surge tank, there is a combustion leak somewhere, and these cars are very tricky-torquing the heads is critical, and most people who have issues like this reattach the heads using original bolts. you should not use the original head bolts no matter what since they streach and will not torque properly. There is even a product called a 'timesert' bolt that is designed just for northstars and shortstars (olds engines). there is always the possibility that there is a cracked head, block or the block or head surface is warped-while off, were these checked with a straight edge? No matter what, to save the engine, if it is bubbling or gassing into the overflow tank, you will see evidence of oil in the antifreezee or antifreeze in the oil eventually, not good. I'd take it apart again, and have all surfaces checked, do the timeserts, carefully torquing it to specs and following exact procedures for installation of the heads. I have a 2001 with 116,000 miles and like most aluminum engines they do not tolerate overheating at all, so saving it is going to take care knowledge and effort. Let me know if I can help-Mike



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