1) There should be a decent piece of wood between hammer and cyclinder head.
(correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what Haynes writes)
2) I always wondered what "professionals" do in their garages. I.e. what
happens for example when you bring a Toyota or Fiat to the representative
dealer/repairer/garage and they have to get the head off (for whatever
reason). Do they have similar problems and how do they deal with it. Are
there special tools?
>Listers, hammers are made to drive nails !! Cyclinder heads are like the
>head above your shoulders, to do your thinking for you, and keep you
>running smoothly, I do not believe you beat on that head with a hammer, a
>hammer will destroy both of your heads !!!