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hoffmanestates 11-04-2011 08:22 PM

doing head gasket on 4.7 help
hey guys i am new to this jeep thing and my 4.7 is loosing coolant somewhere went to sho[p and they found cyl #8 is low psi. and spark plug is cracked. so i am gonna tackle a headgasket. or heads or w.e it is.. my question is that is there any site or info about how to dissasemble and what to remove in what order. or do i just jump and remove one after another.? thanks guys.

Scottina06 11-04-2011 09:39 PM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help you have an advanced auto or something like that? Pick up a chiltons and i believe it has a step by step. They can also rent you any tools you need. This really isnt a job for a novice. I would find a good trusted mechanic

hoffmanestates 11-04-2011 09:50 PM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
my area its 3K i caleld around for a simple head gasket job and inspection of heads

StoneCold 11-05-2011 04:56 AM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
3K?! Wow! Even with my rough workings on the exchange rate that's around 1900!! Very expensive.

Scott's right though, it's not for a novice, but that said if you are fairly competent it is do-able. Just be very methodical as you work. Label everything, take pics etc. As a DIY job, you could expect to spend 14 hours or so, maybe more.

hoffmanestates 11-05-2011 09:10 AM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
I have knowledge of mechanics as I am a diesel tech semis though so this will be different but shouldn't be brain surgery. When it comes time that I am stuck on something some one can help me

Scottina06 11-05-2011 09:39 AM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
get a chiltons

dhillon09 11-05-2011 12:24 PM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 509472)
get a chiltons

What he said .. its actually surprising the amount of stuff you can do with proper instructions/directions. Good luck, you should have more than enough tools at your disposal, shouldn't be too hard with a good set of instructions.

JeepMe 11-05-2011 04:20 PM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
If you are any sort of mechanic (or even mechanically inclined), you shouldn't have too much trouble getting a head off with a Chilton/Haynes manual.

There's usually nothing that complex, just a lot of stuff in the way. Something to look into was that my Mustang head bolts are TTY so you have to get new ones.

scjeep4.7HO 11-05-2011 09:11 PM

Bring it to me I'll do it.

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hoffmanestates 11-06-2011 12:28 AM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
So got everything off including manifolds and valve covers now how do I set timing before I remove the front covers and water pump and eventually heads or does removing the heads now not matter what positionthe pistons, timing is set at

hoffmanestates 11-06-2011 12:33 AM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help

Scottina06 11-06-2011 12:40 AM

Re: doing head gasket on 4.7 help
position the #1 piston at TDC on the exhaust stroke

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