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gixxar
01-10-2005, 08:30 PM
I'm looking for any advice and tips about changing a head gasket on a 1990 2.0 GTi 16, things like torque setting and what to check for.

Thanks

Dr.Auto
01-11-2005, 07:26 AM
Removal Precedures

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Cylinder Head Torque Sequence

Tightening Torque:
Step 1 ..... 49 Nm (36 ft lb)
Step 2 ..... turn additional 90

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Cam Cap Bolts
Torque bolts to 14 ft. lb

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gixxar
01-13-2005, 07:39 PM
Thank you very much Dr Auto :bigthumbu this is everything that I need :bowdown:

gixxar
01-13-2005, 07:45 PM
Sorry to bother you again Dr Auto, But is there a way of looking the crank so I can remove the crankshaft pulley nut?

carlosfandango
01-14-2005, 03:19 AM
dude, do you have a manual or workshop manual on disc? i personaly would attempt the job unless you have either or both, otherwise you'll be back and forth to your PC logging on like a fruit.

catch my drift?

ST162MECH
01-14-2005, 04:32 AM
Just remember that you want a monotorque head gasket you dont want to go through the hassel of retorque (only if you guys have the option on h/g's ). Use a strong bar with it on the ground and crank the engine thats how i would do it if i was not at work. Its not a simple job though i done my head a couple of months ago its not a sunday stroll throught the park.

Dr.Auto
01-14-2005, 05:30 AM
Sorry to bother you again Dr Auto, But is there a way of looking the crank so I can remove the crankshaft pulley nut?


Since it's a manual transaxle, just put it in gear and have someone step on the brakes. I don't recall an all-trac having an auto tranny......... :squint: so that theory should work.

TRDmkII
01-15-2005, 12:36 AM
dude dr. auto you are crazy dude...do you have like access to mitchells or something. or have like manuals for every car?...lol

Quyen
01-15-2005, 01:01 AM
Sorry to bother you again Dr Auto, But is there a way of looking the crank so I can remove the crankshaft pulley nut?

I have done it couple times and have tried probably all the tricks (prybar, screw driver, breaker bar on the ground and cranking the starter, rops, chains...etc). The easiest and best way IMO is use a high torque impact wrench. If you don't have one, rent one.

Quyen

TRDmkII
01-15-2005, 01:13 AM
I have done it couple times and have tried probably all the tricks (prybar, screw driver, breaker bar on the ground and cranking the starter, rops, chains...etc). The easiest and best way IMO is use a high torque impact wrench. If you don't have one, rent one.

Quyen


amen....i have a 60 gallon 7hp 22v compressor...hehe and airtools from ingersol rand.....its so easy...

Quyen
01-15-2005, 01:43 AM
amen....i have a 60 gallon 7hp 22v compressor...hehe and airtools from ingersol rand.....its so easy...

Nice!! I can only dream about that stuff. :bowdown: I just have a 5hp compressor and cheap air tools, but they work well.

Quyen

Dr.Auto
01-15-2005, 02:24 AM
Defenition of work well.....IR. And cheap impact guns are not on the list. Regular old cheap air tools work well like grinders and all but I've had bad luck with impacts, or I'm just really picky. That is one thing I firmly believe in getting right the first time. A impact gun. thats coming from a guy that's been through (Qty4) 1/2" gunsin the last 6 years (finally got one that works and I like) and currently owns (Qty 3) 3/8" guns, two of which are IR composites....Yeah I like the composite IR's.

Honestly..... I can't remember the last time I tried taking a crank pulley bolt out without a impact. But just remember that even the best of air tools are cramp without a good compressor too. So I'm in the same boat as TRD mkII, I guess what would you expect from two automotive technitians anyways right?




TRDmkII dude dr. auto you are crazy dude...do you have like access to mitchells or something. or have like manuals for every car?...lol

Information is knowledge. And Alldata help me in that catagory. Plus I can use it for free since my shop has a subscription. I like it cause it's less typing, less questions, more informative, non-argumentive, and pics are worth a million words.

Quyen
01-15-2005, 03:40 AM
My definition of working well is that it dose the job and hasn't broken yet. My impact wrench is 1/2" Campbell Hausfeld. And my definition of cheap is less than $200.00. I have a set of rachets from the same company (works well also). I agree that it's better to buy a good one to start with, but it was a choice between a good impact wrench or a whole set of air tools. I am not a mechanic so these are good enough for now. What I should have done different was getting a bigger compressor because it was painful painting a car with a 20 gal. compressor.

Quyen

TRDmkII
01-15-2005, 07:19 PM
if you've never used an ingersol rand composite then you don't know what an real impact wrench is...i've used my 3/8s and 1/2 composite for over 3yrs now and they both are great... and dr. auto..sometimes they don't do the trick, and it requires me to use a nice chain wrench and a breaker bar to bust loose those bolts...lol...but one requirement when i was searching to buy my house this year was a garage with a 220v line already ran...lol....now i only wish i would have bought a house with a garage big enough for a lift to go inside....damnit


Information is knowledge. And Alldata help me in that catagory. Plus I can use it for free since my shop has a subscription. I like it cause it's less typing, less questions, more informative, non-argumentive, and pics are worth a million words.

i figured that is what was going on...damnit, wish i had alldata...lol.

Quyen
01-15-2005, 09:27 PM
I've used Ingersol before (not sure if it's composite or not), I just can't afford to buy one for myself.

Quyen

Dr.Auto
01-15-2005, 11:44 PM
if you've never used an ingersol rand composite then you don't know what an real impact wrench is...i've used my 3/8s and 1/2 composite for over 3yrs now and they both are great... and dr. auto..sometimes they don't do the trick, and it requires me to use a nice chain wrench and a breaker bar to bust loose those bolts...lol...but one requirement when i was searching to buy my house this year was a garage with a 220v line already ran...lol....now i only wish i would have bought a house with a garage big enough for a lift to go inside....damnit



i figured that is what was going on...damnit, wish i had alldata...lol.


Yeah I've only had one crank pulley bolt not come loose for me ever with my IR 1/2" composite on a camry v-6. But the tech right next to me had just got a new Matco titanium (IR Titanium) composite, and it rattled it right off. I wish I would've waited for that version to come out!

Composite's are the Grey/black ones that look like they are made of plastic. The Matco ones are red (which is what I have 1/2" :) ). I've had my 3/8 composite for 4 years and have never had to rebuild it........ just replace the anvill because it wore out.

Right now I just wish I had a garage that was heated! Like with heated water running through the floor! our temp here keeps flipping from 15 F to -20 F. And I have a truck I need to finish putting together and get out of my garage! So I can continue working on the car that's in my sig.

TRDmkII
01-16-2005, 07:48 PM
i had a couple of sienna v6's same engine have issues getting it off, even with the titanium this guy in my shop has...its happened twice, that damn big ass 22mm bolt just won't come looose....lol

Dr.Auto
01-16-2005, 08:32 PM
Yeah you guys have to put up with rust unlike what we have too. :D