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Head stuck?!!?

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08-04-2003 18:12:56

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I am replacing the head gasket on my wd and I can't get the head lose to get it off. I got all the bolts out and tried prying and wiggling it off to no avail. Any suggestions.
thanks in advance

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George G

08-06-2003 05:24:55

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 Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to Frank, 08-04-2003 18:12:56  
Count your head bolts. Should be 15 bolts. Twelve 1/2" bolts and three 3/8" bolts

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08-05-2003 12:54:54

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 Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to Frank, 08-04-2003 18:12:56  
If this is a running tractor, just loosen all of the headbolts and start it up. It'll pop loose after a couple of quick throttle blips.

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Bob D. )La)

08-04-2003 18:28:33

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 Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to Frank, 08-04-2003 18:12:56  
Frank, I just had a similiar problem on a CA. After making sure I hadn't missed a bolt somewhere, I used a short piece of 4X4 and a heavy hammer to break it loose. Just don't hit the manifold. Worked about the 3'rd or 4th lick.

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08-05-2003 05:10:43

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 Re: Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to Bob D. )La), 08-04-2003 18:28:33  
Put the plugs in and rock it gently. If all the bolts are out, it will give.

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08-05-2003 12:17:38

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 Re: Re: Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to cooper, 08-05-2003 05:10:43  
get a green tractor and u wont have a problem

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08-05-2003 18:25:12

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to sparkplug, 08-05-2003 12:17:38  
Your right if I had a green one, I wouldn't have a problem with it. It would be sitting in the front yard as a yard ornament.

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Brad Gyde

08-17-2003 19:51:50

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Head stuck?!!? in reply to Frank, 08-05-2003 18:25:12  
I dunno, a neighbor has a JD "A" that he uses to rake hay and a few other light chores, and I'll be darned if he don't put a head gasket on it every 2 years or so...

as for your stuck head, I had one similar on a "WC" I was parting for the block, I had the whole front end of it hanging off the ground by the chainfalll, jumping on frame rails until it came off... took a bit too (And I'm not a lightweight either) Found out in the end that the stuck bolt hole had a crack and the water got in there and rusted it pretty good.

Good Luck,

Brad Gyde

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