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Old 04-26-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default ARP head stud and head installation clearance?

I am getting new head fasteners. I'm pretty sure the stock head bolts are stretched too much, causing my head gasket to leak.

I am just wondering is it possible to install a head with ARP studs in the block and the engine in the car? I can remove the coils and camshaft position sensor, but I am not sure if the rear water neck will clear the firewall.
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yes it is. if nothign else take the rear waterneck off there.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:13 AM   #3
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well, i'm sure it will fit fine with nothing on the back, but i am not in the mood for installing the rear water neck with the head on the engine if i can help it. I suppose i'll have to ***** up and do it if worse comes to worst. This has been done before, correct?

Ideally I would prefer not to have to remove everything in order to remove and replace the head when necessary.
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The head goes on fine with ARP studs with the factory rear waterneck installed (the little one with just a heater core output). If you have a coolant reroute then it's gonna depend on how far your reroute housing sticks out.

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Awesome! Thank you
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