Cylinder Head and Valves
9. Remove all 26 cylinder head cap screws. Discard cap
screws, they are not reusable.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use screwdrivers or pry bars
between cylinder block and cylinder
head to loosen head-to-block gasket
10. Lift cylinder head from block. If cylinder head sticks,
use a soft hammer to tap the cylinder head.
11. Remove cylinder head gasket. Inspect for possible oil,
Lifting Cylinder Head From Block
coolant, or combustion chamber leaks. Also, check for
evidence of incorrect or defective head gasket being
NOTE: Do not rotate crankshaft with cylinder head
removed unless all cylinder liners are secured
with cap screws and large flat washers as
described in Group 10, Cylinder Block, Liners,
Piston, and Rods.