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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the heads

I've got the valve covers off, along with the rockers and rods. I've got the carb off, and I now need to get the
off, I've just about got the headers off, and I was wondering if anyone had any input on how to remove the heads. Is it as simple as just remove all screws I see in the way?
Does the intake need to come off first?
Any help would be appreachiated.

'74 CJ5/5.9L Holley 4bbl/3spd/31"/not running
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Re: Removing the heads

1. Yep, it's that simple.
2. Remember you have to put it back together.
3. The bolts are torqued.
4. Do you know how which ones, and how much?
5. Do yourself a BIG favor...
6. You NEED to have a good MANUAL, it saves time and money.

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Re: Removing the heads

GET A SERVICE MANUAL! you should be able to find one at the local discount autoparts for $10-$15 (Haynes) or around $25 for a chiltons. ideally, you should spend the $75-$100 and get the FSM (factory service manual) from the jeep dealership. it will tell you how to do everything from removing the head to cooking dinner for 2 . anyway... there should be some bolts holding the head down. loosen all of them 1/2 turn at a time, starting towards the ends and alternating towards the center (kind of like tightening lug-nuts). this is all clear in the service manuals, and they give you some pictures to look at as well! matt

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 03:41 PM
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Re: Removing the heads

Not saying the FSM isn't a great resource, I rebuilt my 304 with the haynes manual and it did really good. Now if only I can keep my lead foot off my engine's back...

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Re: Removing the heads

Personally I think that haynes is better than chiltons. I just bought a chiltons one for my yj because it cost more and it was thicker, big mistake, I ended up useing my dads haynes one for his cherokee more than mine.

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