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I put a new head on and head gaskit and did the torque it said and I need to.double.check torque on cam so is it bad to.take the head bolts out and the rocker arms...?buy new gaskit or am.I.good sence I didn't pull the head actually off

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well it's never good to do it. if you have not put water in yet you might get away with it butt short answer is
better to but a new one and be sure.
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well it's never good to do it. if you have not put water in yet you might get away with it butt short answer is
better to but a new one and be sure.
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Head gasket, is a one time thing !

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Head gasket, is a one time thing !
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cheep insurance! replace the head gasket...

jakesny530 [OP]

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I havnt started. put oil.or water in yet and don't have that much money so I'm.just gona cross my fingers and pray wen I slap.it back.together she'll run :) and thanks for the advice hope.I.don't have to.do.it all again and feel like a dumba$$ for not listen

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Its cheaper to do it now than  to have to replace the gasket + oil and filter. just replace the gasket.
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Fel-pro head gasket is like 28 bucks a factory one if in the 30's
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pull the spark plugs then the head bolts you will be fine
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Fel-pro head gasket is like 28 bucks a factory one if in the 30's


I'll never use a fel-pro head gasket again, NEVER!
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I have never had to go back to check my cam journal bolts but, ONCE, I changed out a cam without replacing the HG. Drain the coolant, pull the spark plugs, and cross your fingers.

You have the timing cover bolt, the weight of everything attached to the head, and the gasket "stick" hopefully holding it on till you get the cam in. I also stuck some bolts back in with spacers to hold things in place so I didn't knock it loose.

I only did it because I was in a bind. If I had heard or saw that the head broke loose, I wouldn't have continued.
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Well it worked I took.the bolts off and tightin my cam bolts thank god to.they were off a little in torque and my head gasket is.still holding now time to fix that clackk and whinning bearing and the runner will be a beast

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you just replaced the head gasket and have a clack? that isn't good
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