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Old 01-21-2018, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default 8BA Head

Best way to remove an 8BA Head. All the Bolts are out, hoses etc. Thanks very much.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:23 PM   #2
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Give it a few taps up by the thermostat housing area.
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I have seen a few guys say to put a couple bolts back in and crank the motor over with the coil wire removed. Supposed to pop it up and the bolts keep it from coming off completely.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:46 PM   #4
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Don't be tempted to pry it up with a screwdriver.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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My guess its got that nasty Indian sealant on it. remember that stuff ?
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:32 PM   #6
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Big hammer and I use a oak 22 and smack it couple times.Should come right off. Nothing to hold but gasket.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:42 PM   #7
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Make a hook that screws into a spark plug hole, connect a slide hammer into the hook.
About four raps with the slide hammer and it should come off
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