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Head Studs in a Falcon Engine Bay

I now have the engine from the XA out and whilst I am at it I am going to put studs in the bottom end but not sure about the top end.
Is it possible to get the heads off without having to pull the motor?? It doesn't look like it but I figured I would ask.

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Re: Head Studs in a Falcon Engine Bay

I have got an XD ute, running a clevo with head studs and I took the heads off last night. To pull the passenger side head of you dont have a problem, but on the drivers side I had to unscrew the studs to get the head off. Worked for me. Hope this helps.
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Re: Head Studs in a Falcon Engine Bay

thanks !! that's basically what I needed to know. How hard is it to unscrew the studs?
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Re: Head Studs in a Falcon Engine Bay

The way I did it was using a nut from the other head as a lock nut. So you crack the nuts on the drivers side grab your spare nut and lock the nuts together, then it is the same as undoing a normal head bolt. Mate, it aint that hard.
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Yeah, two nuts locked toghether on the end of the stud will be enough to emove the stud as you would a bolt.

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Re: Head Studs in a Falcon Engine Bay

Thanks, I think I will investigate this further. I don't really know if it's worth the effort but still....
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Re: Head Studs in a Falcon Engine Bay

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Yeah, two nuts locked toghether on the end of the stud will be enough to remove the stud as you would a bolt.
Of course, you can just buy studs with a hex made into them so that you can easily pull them out/put them in without double-nutting them.

A bit hard to see...



As an FYI, some heads like the Windsors have extractor interference problems with studs, but not the Cleveland.

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