|I know this may seem like a very simple thing, but labeling the correct torque sequence next to the bolt holes helped me easily keep track of which I had tightened and which I had not. Here you can see the 1, 2, and 6 of my numbering I wrote on the head with a Sharpie.|
|Place the camshafts in their correct positions, with the exhaust camshaft on the back closer to the exhaust manifold studs, and the intake manifold on the front. Remember, the groove on the intake camshaft is ABOVE the seam of the head, while the groove on the exhaust camshaft is BELOW the seam of the head. This picture was turned around 180 degrees since I was holding it upside down when it was taken|
|After cleaning all the remnants of old gasket off and cleaning the mating surfaces well, apply the new gasket (FCP Groton Part #1236119) and replace the water pipe (10mm) on the rear of the head and torque to *15 ft/lb. NOTE - Since these mating surfaces are very close together once the head is replaced, I flexed the water pipe back just a bit, threaded the top bolt through (sticking the top part of the gasket in over the bolt as it went through), then let the gasket swivel on the top bolt into correct placement for the bottom bolt.|
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