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2002 4.6 gt head removal

Old 06-12-2019, 11:13 AM
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Default 2002 4.6 gt head removal

Sorry for the newbie questions but im new to the 4.6 but not oblivious to engine work.
When removing a cylinder head from a 4.6l is taking the timing cover off necessary?
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:58 PM
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No offense but if you can't tell just by looking at it then perhaps you should get a manual or let the professionals do it. I apologize for not knowing the answer without looking at it myself or looking it up for you.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:05 PM
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So evidently you know as much as i do. I was only seeing if someone else had done this before, apparently you havent but decided to comment anyways. But thanks
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:48 PM
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:47 PM
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Yes, front covers gonna have to come off. While you're in there replace the timing set - guides, tensioner and chains. Study up on how to set up cam timing, these are interference style engines so being off a tooth or two will cause things to get bent the first time you turn the key.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:59 PM
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Depending on mileage, the chains may or may not merit changing. The guides and tensioners are definitely recommended. You can purchase a complete kit (chains, guides and tensioners) for about $150, so not too big a hit. If I were going do it, I would also consider the water pump, and maybe the oil pump too. Again, depends on mileage, and what you plan on doing with the car when you are done. Timing chain cover must come off. Manual will tell you to drop the oil pan, but that is not required. Just be careful not to drop anything into the gap at the front of the pan that is exposed while the timing cover is off.
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