Takin Head off! - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Prefabbed Turbo Kits A place to discuss prefabricated turbo kits on the market
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default Takin Head off!

This Might be a dumb question...But The motor I have has no Intake mani on it, no vc on it, no exhaust, and no front accessories. would it be hard to take the head off? is it just the 8 or 10 bolts that are on top that Need to be removed?

Things that are off.....
Radiator
Fans
Turbo/Mani
Exhaust
Ps Pump/Belt
All Visible Connections

Last edited by Slidin'Miata916; 06-30-2007 at 08:33 PM.
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Ok. From the last thread, im really curious as to what its gonna look like in there.....I tried to search google and m.net and couldnt find any write ups with pics. and google kept gioving me dam ebay links lol i hate that....so if you guys book marked one or sumfin, let me knoe!
Thanks
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

12point 12mm socket.

hold up ill post the procedure.




2-3 steps means, just loosen each slightly a little at a time before they arent holding down the head anymore.

take a pic of the piston tops, walls, head gasket, etc. and post them and we can take a look as well.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 03:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 564
Total Cats: 0
Default

Dude, I don't even want to imagine you doing this by yourself. In three weeks we'll see, "OH MY GOD NO! car runs like crap!" and we'll find out your timing belt was off a tooth. I admire you jumping into things with both feet like you have been, but damn, get a friend who really knows what they're doing to help you out.
jwarriner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Redoing TB anyways. Lol. Besides...Im bored...
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:03 PM   #6
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Brain. In the pic, the cam gears are still on it. I cant get that end to budge. What needs to be remvoed. sorry if its an obvious answer : /
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

The TB. Doy. Can I just cut it since it will be replaced>? do i have to mark anything?
Sorry for the triple post. You guys can like, reset my count if you want lol
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:11 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slidin'Miata916 View Post
Brain. In the pic, the cam gears are still on it. I cant get that end to budge. What needs to be remvoed. sorry if its an obvious answer : /
I have no idea what you just said.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #9
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Lol. I cant get the end with the Timing Belt to come up because the timng belt is on (DOY) can i cut it since it will be replaced anyways? or is there an easy way to get it off? do i have to mark anything?
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:15 PM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 4,921
Total Cats: 0
Default

WTF is DOY?
jayc72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:17 PM   #11
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Lmfao. Its like uh...Duhh, or Derr. haha.
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:18 PM   #12
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

take some of the plastic covers off....the loosen the pulley that can slide around.

MARK THE LOCATION OF THE TB AND PULLIES...whiteout or paint or something. so when it goes back you know where to stick it.

once the tensioner is loosened you can pull the the belt. you do not need to remove the cam gears, the intake manifold, exhaust manifold, etc.



i must add...i take no responsiblity for anything I say :gay:
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:39 PM   #13
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

oh... yeah you have to pull the timing belt. in fact your probably SHOULD have done that before removing the head bolts. it's quite possible the head has cocked on the mounting pins so you may have to bump it with a rubber mallet or 2x4 to get it freed up.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:54 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 258
Total Cats: 0
Default

remeber to mark the pulleys with the belt so you know where the timing is. or else you have to turn the engine by hand and align the markings on the pulley (which isn't that hard but alot easier when u just mark the belt and pulley)
BrillntBlk92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 05:03 PM   #15
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default 56k Beware....I think. :inout:

Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 05:17 PM   #16
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

on the gasket, on #1, has oil gone past the head gasket?
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 05:32 PM   #17
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

I cant tell. Doesnt look like it, but it almost seems kind of discouloured.
sssss004.jpg
sssss003.jpg

sssss001.jpg
Both Cyl. One, just two with flash , two without. So what do you guys think
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #18
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

lift it up look underneath.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 05:37 PM   #19
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Does not look like it to me :/
But then again..We all know what I know hahaha.
But naw, it dont look like it
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #20
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
Posts: 948
Total Cats: 0
Default

Any Opinions at all as to if this looks "normal"
Slidin'Miata916 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
Another Cast Manifold Corky Bell Prefabbed Turbo Kits 18 11-22-2016 10:01 PM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM
Another Alternator thread ihiryu General Miata Chat 9 09-28-2015 11:22 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 AM.