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Old 06-22-2021, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Russianblue View Post
to be perfectly honest...this looks like pure misery (timesert process)

i could handle 2-3 of these per evening after work. i'm gonna have to get my arms around the idea.
Yeah he took his time. Which is the right way to do it. The first few are slow, but it gets better as you get used to it. I like how he occasionally pulled the drill bit and tap to clean out chips.

I would get a medium to large tap handle (t-handle) or use a ratchet not an open end wrench like he did during the tapping process.

I would clean the entire block surface (not final clean, just remove gasket material) and tape the whole block surface with clear packing tape. That way you can see what you're doing better.

OP, I am not sure what you are doing with the engine bar you bought. It won't help you much lifting the head with the exhaust manifold. You could remove the manifold and lift the head by hand, but that's a big hassle -removing the exhaust manifold. Lifting the head and manifold together with an engine hoist is the best way. But you could also remove the hood (easy) and rig up a come-along or similar to lift the head and manifold straight up.
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