i have to replace the head gasket on my 323i. i have stripped the head and removed head bolts, how do i remove the head from the cylinder block with out causing damage as it won't budge. any advice would be appreciated.
secondry timing chain removed and primary chain ddisconnected. i thoght it might just be bonded to the gasket and am just worried in case i damge the gasket face when removing it seems to be solidly fixed.
I am sure you no you have to disconnect the Manifold from exhaust system! the exhaust is heavy, or you can remove the manifold from the head before you lift will save you a lot of weight. If you disconnect the exhaust from the manifold then get under the car and push the manifold up and down not too hard it should loosen or grab one side and tug. Just in case make sure you have all the bolts out look at nearest fire wall side of the head after the valve train.
Last edited by Frozen 318i; 12-31-2011 at 08:37 AM.
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