<VV> I've seen everything now!
vairmike at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 15 13:51:38 EDT 2006
After grinding enough of the "STUFF" off of the stud to remove it
through the head I discovered that even though I see threads a different
stud slides right in with no resistance. I guess it's time to pull the
head so that the cylinder can be removed and a helicoil installed (2
with off the shelf ones). I have done this before but really didn't want
to have to go that deep in the engine. I guess this does give the
opportunity to check the head and valves since it had bent pushrods.
With the center 4-barrel it should be relatively easy to remove the head
in the car.
TimogensTurbo at aol.com wrote:
>Mike you ain't seen nothin' YET!!! ggg There's ALWAYS a reason for the cars
>to be parked / sold!
>In a message dated 7/14/06 8:21:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>vairmike at sbcglobal.net writes:
>>I was helping my son try to get his "new" CORSA running tonight. We got
>>it running but it was rough and spitting so we decided to pull the valve
>>covers and check the valves and lifters. We found 2 bent pushrods (one
>>was broken). When he was putting the pushrods back in he said the #2
>>exhaust was turning the stud when he tried to remove the rocker arm nut.
>>On further investigation we found the head stud was turning. When we
>>removed the stud we found someone had apparently tried to weld the stud
>>to the cylinder. There's a chunk of metal (or possibly J.B.Weld) stuck
>>to the stud and block.
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