1994 Chevy Cavalier HEAD GASKET

Tiny
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1994 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 130K miles

I am working on removing the head to change the blown gasket. Next to come off are the pwr steering pump and timing---How do I keep from throwing the engine out of time?

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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 6:50 PM

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As you see in the diagrams no need for you to remove and or change timing as gears and chain set well below the head
good luck

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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 7:04 PM
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What ft lbs are the head bolts set to?

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 2:32 PM
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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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Ok
The new gasket is on, ready to tighten.

Torguing the head today----Tighten the bolts an additional 90 degrees? WHAT?

This would change the setting right?

Larry

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 8:38 AM
Tiny
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Same engine--2.2 liter 4 cyl

Need to know the ft lbs on the rocker arm nuts too.

Thank you Larry

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 8:51 AM
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Hey guys

What time zone are you in?
Larry

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 10:59 AM
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Rocker arm nuts are 22 ft. Lbs.

We are all in different time zones.

The head bolts mean an additional 1/4 turn beyond ft lb spec.

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 2:16 PM
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22 ft lbs on these rocker arm nuts is just barely tight? Do I need to tighten these a little more also?

Thank you Larry

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Monday, August 24th, 2009 AT 8:12 PM
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Spec say 22 and it should be enough
as you have hydraulic lifter once the engine start lifter will be filled with oil taking any play in the push rod
over tightening them will cause lifter to collapse.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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Ok Thank you

You guys do a great service here!

Larry

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 6:57 AM

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