Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 22:39:57 GMT From: wkreijanovskynopsamoun.com Subject: Re: a few question before I pull the head
On Tue, 14 Mar 2000 00:13:07 -0800, Tom Reed <treednopsamux.csustan.edu> wrote: So I've decided to pull the head off my '85 900T 16v, and have it rebuilt (why? because I'm almost sure it has a burnt valve). Before I get started, maybe someone who's done it before can answer a few questions: 1) Is it possible to lift out the head without removing the hood? 2) Is it better to remove the exhaust manifold entirely, or should it be seperated from the turbo and remain attached to the head? 3) The Haynes manual says there are "torx type cylinder head retaining bolts". However, after pulling the valve cover today and looking, it appears that a 12mm socket will fit the bolts. Will it, or should I go buy the torx? Thanks, very much, in advance. Tom R. I just finished replacing the head gasket on my 86 9000t. 1) I don't know if the 900 has the room to lift the head out with the hood in place but I would be suprised if I had to. Once the head bolts are out you only have to lift it about a half inch to clear the block. 2) The turbo on the 9000 has to be removed with the manifold but all I did was disconnect the manifold and push it away from the head. 3) Saab used hex and torx headed bolts on the cylinder head. If it doesn't have six flat sides then it's a torx head. Which do you have?