Rocking cyl head to break gasket
Haynes manuals talks about inserting two L shaped bars into head bolt holds and rocking it - presumably to break the seal without disturbing the liners.
What does rocking mean exactly? Rocking left to right?
Does it mean attempting to pivot the head about the exhaust side (i.e rotate inlet manifold up over towards the front of the car, about the exhaust side of the head as a pivot ) ?
ALSO : What position should put the engine in before dismantling? I seem to remember something about 90 past TDC but I can't see this in manual.
Finally, the manual I have is for 1 400, not my 2005 45. There is something about a new bolt tightening sequence or setting?
Last edited by Bunsen Honeydew; 21-04-2017 at 10:00.