CHEVY HEAD GASKET

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier

Tiny

LW3193

August, 7, 2009 AT 6:50 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
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?

10 Answers

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

August, 7, 2009 AT 7:04 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

Tiny

LW3193

August, 13, 2009 AT 2:32 PM

What ft lbs are the head bolts set to?

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

August, 13, 2009 AT 6:48 PM


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Tiny

LW3193

August, 22, 2009 AT 8:38 AM

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

Tiny

LW3193

August, 22, 2009 AT 8:51 AM

Same engine--2.2 liter 4 cyl

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

Thank you Larry

Tiny

LW3193

August, 22, 2009 AT 10:59 AM

Hey guys

What time zone are you in?
Larry

Tiny

Service Writer

August, 22, 2009 AT 2:16 PM

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.

Tiny

LW3193

August, 24, 2009 AT 8:12 PM

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

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

August, 25, 2009 AT 3:47 AM

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.

Tiny

LW3193

August, 25, 2009 AT 6:57 AM

Ok Thank you

You guys do a great service here!

Larry

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