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MiltonWATech99 last won the day on December 28 2019

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About MiltonWATech99

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    Owner of a borderline illegal Pathy!
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    Milton, Washington
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    I Go When I Can
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    Milton, Washington
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  1. I went ahead and found some reinforced tranny cooler hose that AutoZone said would work for my application. I set the timing belt tension, installed the lower timing cover, put the distributor in, put the fuel rail back in, and began installing the intake plenum before realizing my wiring harness was behind the heater hoses. [emoji2359] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What would happen if I used radiator overflow hose (non-reinforced) instead of reinforced coolant hose? Would it burst? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Here’s the head gaskets I pulled out. These are the stock ones that had over 210K miles on them. Not in bad condition, but they were seized to the block and needed to be pulled off forcefully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Finally got the crank seal out after another hour of picking at it with my seal puller. One other question for the experts... Is it safe to use radiator overflow hose as throttle body coolant lines? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. An update as of yesterday before I went to work. The heads are torqued down to spec with the new head bolts and copper-coated gaskets, lifter bodies and rocker arms are all in, and the AC clutch and alternator are reinstalled. Tomorrow will feature me putting the headers back on, installing the new water pump, replacing the necessary seals if they aren’t a pita (like the crank seal I’m digging out), and getting the intake put back on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Finished cleaning the heads and block and installing them now. Broke my nice torque wrench when torquing the first head bolt to 43 ft/lbs and had to buy a new one. I bought a seal puller to get my stubborn crank seal out but it’s just crumbling into bits as I try to rip it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Ran into hopefully my last obstacle. Any tips to ripping the heads off once all the head bolts are out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Just finished taking the rocker arms off and now it’s time for the moment I’ve been dreading... Pulling the heads. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Took a few hours today to finally get down to the timing belt and water pump. To my demise the water pump and crank sprocket are both stuck and the intake manifold is being a pita to get out. Also bought a new oil filter, fuel filter, coolant hoses, and fuel hoses to replace the old ones I had to cut. Sprayed the head gaskets with copper sealant to increase my chance of a successful DIY job. I’ve never seen so much oil and coolant inside the timing cover! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Work and school have really gotten in the way so I took a couple-day hiatus from the project. Today and tomorrow I’ll finish the stripping and hopefully the reassembling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. New head bolts and the balancer puller came in the mail today. I won’t have a chance until Saturday to slam everything back together assuming I don’t find a crack in the head. [emoji23] I also picked up some copper spray-a-gasket from AutoZone yesterday because of the great reviews I’ve heard on it. Got a new set of fuel injector o-rings and a knock sensor since I’m that far down (not even sure if the stock sensor works, so better safe than sorry). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. A little update as day five on the job winds down. I finally got the fuel rail out by removing the metal clips inside the connectors for the fuel injectors as suggested earlier. However, my fuel lines were seized around the send and return lines so I had to trim them back a bit. I’ll be replacing those sections of fuel line on top of the coolant lines going to the throttle body and all of the vacuum lines around the manifold. I also went ahead and placed an order on Rock Auto for the head bolt set with express shipping. I’ll be back in business on Thursday assuming I don’t find a cracked or warped head. [emoji23] Update: I went ahead and bought this puller just now with high hopes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. If I set it to TDC then align the bolt hole closest to the timing marks (on the balancer) to the top then it should be fine right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks again for the tips guys! Where’s a good place I can find the necessary bolt? Maybe AutoZone? I’m also searching for head bolts still. Possibly AutoZone for those too? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Just a little update for everyone: I’m down to the intake manifold but ran into a problem unplugging the fuel injector connectors. Is there an easy way to disconnect the tabs? After that, I should be able to get to the head gaskets (once I get new head bolts). I’m still on the hunt for another screw matching that from the upper timing cover to pull the balancer, but I haven’t had much luck so I may result to a different puller. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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