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Old 04-16-08, 09:08 AM   #211 (permalink)
 
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I'm planning to change timing belt and water pump during summer. But how can I remove air in the cooling system ?

Where can I check coolant traces on the engine ? Thanks
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Hi everyone. New user here. I searched this thread but i couldn't find the answer to my question. What is the safest way to remove those knock sensors? It looks like you need a special tool, but the heads stick out just a little too far for any kind of socket to fit down around them.

Second question. Is it ABSOLUTELY necesary to unbolt the exhaust pipes from the y pipe? Or is it possible to simple unbolt the exhause manifolds from the head, lift the head up off the dowels about an inch and then slide the whole head inward, leaving the exhaust untouched?

Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to Ice man for making this DIY. Its saving the life of my legend, which made it 250k miles before the BHG.
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Alright.. answered my own questions. No need to unbolt any exhaust components on my 92 legend, at least on the passenger side head. just remove the PS hose bolts and drop it out the way. For the knock sensor i just used channel locks wrapped in masking tape..
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So are you saying you did not have to remove the exhaust from the bottom and just separate the heads from the manifold on top?
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I separated the passenger side one at the bottom, because it was 3 very accesible studs/bolts. The drivers side was more complex. So i i just used a big pry bar between the head and manifold (careful of the head when doing this) and moved it off the studs and down. I also had to remove a couple of little brackets on the strut tower, a throttle bracket and some computer stuff, in order to be able to pull the exhaust heat shield out from the front without it catching on the alternator or starter. Was definitely worth the time it saved me though, since i was in mud.
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Unhappy legend 90

i have a blown head Gasket on my legend 90. I dont want to pay 2,600. so what should i do?
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fix it, the headgasket job on the g2 is acutally easy. its just a big job. but it can be done in 2 - 3 days
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fix it, the headgasket job on the g2 is acutally easy. its just a big job. but it can be done in 2 - 3 days
If its your first time doing it, with limited tools to start off, you're going to take a damn bit longer than that.
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^+1 . really, if you don't want it to blow again, you should have a machine shop surface the heads.. that adds a day or to of downtime right there.
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what should i torque them bitches down to?
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Id torque to oem spec.. i think its 57 but cant recall offhand, but lots of people have gone to 62 or more with good success..
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well i hope the right person reads this quick. i put them to 56 but i want to go to 60 and leave it there. will it help or hurt thats my thing. they are felpro head gaskets
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well i hope the right person reads this quick. i put them to 56 but i want to go to 60 and leave it there. will it help or hurt thats my thing. they are felpro head gaskets
I had the same dilemma as you, so I compromised and went to 58llbs. That was 2 years ago and I haven't had a single problem. Good luck
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Id leave them where you have them.. My torque wrench was old and reading approx 20% less than the actual torque applied.. Tried to go to 62 and stripped my block.. I wouldnt wish that on anyone, but it seems to only happen to me
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i put them to like 58 and left it like that. shit is easy just boring and time consuming. i could have done this in 2 days but lazyness will make it almost a week lol
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