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Old 11-28-2003, 20:10   #1 (permalink)
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confused Undoing head bolts???

I got my old 6 250xflow back the other day and today I tried to get the head off to see what condition it is in.
I got all the rocker gear out okay but I cant move the head bolts. They are too fricken tight. Dad tried as well he couldnt budge them either.

Is there an easier way?

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Re: Undoing head bolts???

You could try to heat them up with an oxy, lots of wd40 or a longer bar for more leverage.
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Re: Undoing head bolts???

Yeah you just need a long bar and some bloody strong muscles. Heating the up like 351efiXF said might help, but I would be carefull with WD40 on engine internals. If that stuff gets into the oil, you can have major engine problems later.
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Re: Undoing head bolts???

you just as EDXR8 says need a longer bar slid over the ratchet<--- don't use a ratchet to actually crack the bolt i can't think of the name of the tool but it is a 1/2 drive socket head on a bar????..more mechaincal advantage makes it an easy job..then get the ratchet after you have cracked the bolt
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Re: Undoing head bolts???

also make sure the socket is a PERFECT fiting, good quality Hex head. Anything else will result in rounded head bolts/sockets.
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Good point, its always fun trying to undo a rounded head bolt hehe.
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Re: Undoing head bolts???

I think what you need is a breaker bar.
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I think what you need is a breaker bar.
ahh for the life of me I couldn't remeber the name of it..drew a mental blank. Yes pipe over a breaker bar..
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Re: Undoing head bolts???

I used an air impact driver socket to undo my bolts. The sockets are thicker and don't distort as much.

I did need a long bar and plenty of muscle though! And I did use a bar and not a ratchet.

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Re: Undoing head bolts???

There is a bloke at the Wantira market that sells 3ft long breaker bars for $30.

I think your close enough to there for that to be useful!

I'm yet to find a bolt that mine can't undo... but fortunatly I'm yet to snap one in half too!
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