I pulled apart my omni nonight in 1hr. I immaginge I could have it going in less than three. The kick in the nuts is getting the spring bolts that hold the down pipe on there if they have been on for a while. I would reccomend getting some long pattern wrenches if you dont already have them. They give enough leverage to cut down on the swearing many fold.als said:to do a swap / 3 to 5 hours if you clean it all / if high miles rec. head work / resurface, ALS
roadrunnervert said:Am ready to pull the head. The AutoZone manual on line has me take off the manifolds then pull head. I think I remember a post where you save time if you leave one or both on. Is this right or is has my memory failed me agian?
Dave said:How do you guys do it so fast??? It took me and OhioRob 9 hours to swap turbos. lol Of course he was just supervising, and I cleaned the hell out of the decks, but less than 4 hours is nuts.
once you do it a couple of times you would be amazed at the time you shave off the job.Dave said:How do you guys do it so fast??? It took me and OhioRob 9 hours to swap turbos. lol Of course he was just supervising, and I cleaned the hell out of the decks, but less than 4 hours is nuts.
Yeah, I pulled the head, and put it back in by myself the first time that I did it on the shadow. It was not too bad, but having the second guy really makes it easier.Una said:Same here, 3 hours, virtually doing it by myself. Only part you HAVE to have a second person for is lifting the head with the manifolds attached to it out of the engine bay/back in.. Unless your a gorilla of a man, then maybe you can do it yourself, but I really like having the control of two people on the job when lowering the head back down so that you don't scratch it back and forth on the alignment dowels..