>>So I had to take the head off the TR-4 today, I thought I had really mucked
>>things up when trying to drill out a broken off manifold stud, thought I
>>drilled into the water passages in the head, I was thankfully wrong, but
>>still have to get the stud out.
>When you take the studs out there is a trick to it.
>Use two nuts to counter against each other. That way you can use a wrench to
>pull the bitch out.
Yup, that worked most of the time. In this case thought it broke the
threaded portion off. A "stud remover" then broke the rest of the stud off
flush with the head. Drilling was my only resort.
> Try an easy-out for the stud. Soak well with "liquid Wrench" first.
>Should takecare of this situation.
Too late. Hole drilled in stud . . . "easy-out" inserted . . . easy out
broken off in hole . . . . I hate those things.
> As for carbon on top of pistons and crud down side of cylinder.
> Rotate engine by hand to get each piston to top.
Ummmm, any concerns here about it being a wet liner engine? I didn't wanna
do much rotating for fear that a sleeve might move around. (perhaps I"m
being paranoid. . )
>Clean as well as
>possible. Wipe with oil soaked rag to get as much debris as possible. Use
>compressed air to blowaway as much remaining residue as possible. Raise next
>piston, return to previous and gently wipe clean. DO NOT PUT SOLVENTS OR
>OIL DIRECTLY INTO CYLINDERS.
heheheh whoops! Too late again. I put motor oil in the cylinder bores
after blotting up the coolant. Didn't see how it could cause any harm.
After all, they tell you to squirt some in when doing a compression check to
see if your rings are bad.
Thanks for the advice yall . . . keep it coming.