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#1 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:22 AM

Is it OK to slacken just the front middle head stud nut to fit a lifting bracket or should all the head nuts be loosened evenly?

 

 



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:28 AM

most fits from the rocker mounting studs. but if you have the old BL lifter it uses the left and right front head studs. if using just one lift eye then make sure you have full nut thread contact.

 

yes you will be fine removing a nut for fitting the lift eye.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

If your using the proper pair of "L shaped" brackets they go onto the rocker cover bolts



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Thanks.  I've done it loads of times with one bracket like this but I've always slackened all the nuts as I was concerned that only slackening one would distort the head. 



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

Thanks.  I've done it loads of times with one bracket like this but I've always slackened all the nuts as I was concerned that only slackening one would distort the head. 

an impossibility.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:52 AM

 

Thanks.  I've done it loads of times with one bracket like this but I've always slackened all the nuts as I was concerned that only slackening one would distort the head. 

an impossibility.

 

Or that even if it didn't distort the head that it would cause head gasket failure at that point.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:56 AM

 

 

Thanks.  I've done it loads of times with one bracket like this but I've always slackened all the nuts as I was concerned that only slackening one would distort the head. 

an impossibility.

 

Or that even if it didn't distort the head that it would cause head gasket failure at that point.

 

nope as you will have tightened it back up before lifting.

 

lifting with them lose you risk bending the studs, ripping the threads out of the block etc. as you are not lifting straight and you are putting bending loads on to lose parts.

 

it is possible to remove the rocker assy and replace it without disturbing the head gasket.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:47 AM

I've done goodness knows how many, would be in the 100's, by slackening the front centre stud, fitting a bracket (or even a link in a 10 mm chain) then re-torquing it after. Never had an issue.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:32 AM

Is it OK to slacken just the front middle head stud nut to fit a lifting bracket or should all the head nuts be loosened evenly?

 

Rather than trying to lift the car like that, wouldn't it be easier to jack it up ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:00 PM

Rocker cover studs are surprisingly strong - the old assembling line line used this method too.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:50 PM

 

 

 

Thanks.  I've done it loads of times with one bracket like this but I've always slackened all the nuts as I was concerned that only slackening one would distort the head. 

an impossibility.

 

Or that even if it didn't distort the head that it would cause head gasket failure at that point.

 

nope as you will have tightened it back up before lifting.

 

lifting with them lose you risk bending the studs, ripping the threads out of the block etc. as you are not lifting straight and you are putting bending loads on to lose parts.

 

it is possible to remove the rocker assy and replace it without disturbing the head gasket.

 

Yes, I never lifted it with them loose.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

So in conclusion I can just loosen the one and leave the others.  That'll be a lot easier.  Ta everyone. :shades:



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:06 PM

When you have fixed the engine and torqued the head how do you lift it back in?



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:41 PM

The benefit of doing the front centre stud when you have a remote change gearbox is it gets the angle pretty close to perfect to squeeze it in the engine bay  :D



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:08 AM

When you have fixed the engine and torqued the head how do you lift it back in?

 

Stupid boy, Pike.

 

You leave it on to take the engine out, next W/E.






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