[xj] Nasty head studs

It seems to be the season for the “remove the head” virus, and I too
have
been afflicted. Mine started as a “clean up and detail the engine bay”
but
in my usual manner, I have continued to dismantle more and more, using
the
“while I’m at it” approach. I don’t know anything about the head gasket
on
my 125,000 mile engine, and since all the other bits are out of the way,
I
decided I would tackle that as well. Who knows, once the head is off and
assessed, I might do a bit on it.

I’m taking the Dwyer approach, that is, I have pulled all the head studs
first, using the Harbor Freight tool, which is very slick. (Thanks to
Joe
Abrahamson for sending it to me.) All the studs came out without drama,
but
have a look at these two - I am lucky they did not snap off deep in the
bowels of the engine.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/v.htm?1079633143

While these may be “good enough to be reused” spares for the Cannara
parts
bin, I’ll be opting for new studs all round, and these may see future
use as
disposable drift pins…

Doug Ingram
Victoria BC Canada
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Doug:

Wow! You are lucky.

I would lay the Jag aside and go to Atlantic City (where gambling is legal
in the USA) before you luck runs out. :slight_smile:

Regards
Lou----- Original Message -----
From: “Doug Ingram” dougi@shaw.ca
To: “XJ List” xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 2:22 PM
Subject: [xj] Nasty head studs

I’m taking the Dwyer approach, that is, I have pulled all the head studs
first, using the Harbor Freight tool, which is very slick. - I am lucky
they did not snap off deep in the
bowels of the engine.

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In reply to a message from Doug Ingram sent Thu 18 Mar 2004:

That is exactly where mine did snap off - you lucky b******! ;)–
The original message included these comments:

have a look at these two - I am lucky they did not snap off deep in the
bowels of the engine.


Phil Profili
Marietta, GA, United States
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