86esprits3 Posted July 29, 2007 Report Share Posted July 29, 2007 (edited) I thought my progress was moving along nicely. Engine is out for rebuild. I put the cylinder head on a few weeks ago. Today I started to put the exhaust manifold on, and found out that you cant get the bolts on or a wrench in there to tighten the 8 lower bolts with the head on. So, I pulled the head off, and put the manifold on. It did not fit! Funny thing is, that when I originally took it off, it was loose and missing 2 bolts and studs. I had head and manifold machined a few months ago prior to reassembly. I guess the manifold was warped. I had to elongate most of the bolt holes on the manifold 1/16th of an inch or more to make it fit. It was REALLY off. Well now it is on. I used new aerotite studs, nuts, and retainer locks. Can I REUSE the head gasket? Edited July 29, 2007 by markd Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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