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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Need help removing cylinder head

Blew a head gasket last week, and now I'm having trouble removing my head

Here's what I've done so far:
Removed intake manifold
Removed vanos
Removed the 4 bolts from the exhaust manifold from under the car
Removed 14 head bolts

I tried lifting the head, but it won't even budge.

Are there extra bolts I'm suppose to remove?


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Old 07-15-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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There will be a lot of sticktion between the head and the gasket and the block. Try smacking it with a deadblow hammer near the interface of the block and head. Once the head is broken free you'll probably want a person to help you hoist it out of there. With the manifolds and cams on there it's pretty heavy.

Also, you'll have to find a way to hold up the timing chain, but it won't be the thing holding the head on.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:24 AM   #3
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There are some additional (smaller) bolts forward near the timing chain/VANOS.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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Got those, still not coming off


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Old 07-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #5
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Finally got it to break loose. Had to use a hammer and a screw driver


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