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Hmmm blown head gasket on 156

Hi guys , can anyone tell me where i can find the instructions for changing the head gasket on a 156,1.8ts 1998 , as i have an owners manual cd but its so damn hard to navigate around , although i am mechanically minded i have not changed a head gasket before and cannot afford the £900 bill to have it done for me. many thnx to all for your assistance
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Re: blown head gasket on 156

The way around the cd is......
Select engine model...
---repair procedures
---doubleclick on engine unit
---doubleclick cylinderheads
---doubleclick cylinderhead remove + refit
---doubleclick only option
---follow the instructions. Each operation may be specified , See op. xxxx. Doubleclick on the line and follow those instructions and when your done click the backbutton ( back arrow )

For reassembly click the yellow box with arrow on the right....
Hope this helps as giving you direct instructions is quite a long story.
If you wish I can PM you on how to do it.
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Re: blown head gasket on 156

BTW you need cam locking tools. I bought mine from alfaworkshop.co.uk-40£ and a few other bits you may be able to make yourself. Ex. TDC gauge- it´s a dialgauge which shows you when a piston is at Top Dead Center. I made one from a tube with sparkplug thread and a stick inside and a dialgauge to measure.
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Re: blown head gasket on 156

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Hi guys , can anyone tell me where i can find the instructions for changing the head gasket on a 156,1.8ts 1998 , as i have an owners manual cd but its so damn hard to navigate around , although i am mechanically minded i have not changed a head gasket before and cannot afford the £900 bill to have it done for me. many thnx to all for your assistance

do it yourself and it will cost around 200 with new cambelt and water
pump
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Re: blown head gasket on 156

1 disconnect exhaust front pipe from manifold
2 remove 2 bolts on drivers side of engine going through the coolant manifold
3 remove the 2 13mm bolts from the thermostat
4 remove pas resevoir bolts, 2x 5mm allen bolts then remove the 13mm bolt from the bracket under the resevoir and slacken the big 17mm gold bolt beside it
5 disconnect all wiring
6 obviously remove the belts once timing is set up
7 remove dipstick tube
8 on some models remove 2 15mm bolts from a bracket underneath the inlet manifold ( not all have this)
9 head should come off now

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Re: blown head gasket on 156

thnx for all the advice guys its been a big help will let you know how it goes ????
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Re: blown head gasket on 156

if you havent done a HG before i'd at least consult the 156 cd-rom manual. if you havent got a copy that you can use you really should get one (tried the newer style cd rom?). HG replacement is easy enough, but the twinspark is hardly a beginners engine.
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I know this is an old thread but it has helped me with getting the head off... well nearly :S

Point 8, the 2 15mm bolts under the inlet manifold.... How on earth do you get to them???
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I would get the head skimmed before you refit - usually about £ 35.00 and dont forget to torque it up correctly some people advise removing the head complete with inlet manifold othe folk suggest seperating the manifold from the head - prefer the second method but the choice is yours - BTW their are a couple of really difficult to access bolts - if you are going to use the first method then there are two 13 mm bolts that you will need to access from underneath the car
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yes we've got that far, just can't figure out how to access them. 2 right underneath... proper bugger
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do you mean the ones that bolt the inlet onto the head, its with lots of arm scratching, this is why i'd take the inlet off with the head.
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You can avoid some scratches on your arm if you remove the air intake pipe including the MAF .

Made it a bit easier when I did a head gasket on a 2.0 156
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the inlet has been left on but there are 2 nuts right in the middle of it underneath that are blocked by a cross bar running underneath. The air intake and all that has been moved right out of the way, this is about point 8 mentioned above where some models have these 2 extra bolts holding it down.

Might just have to grit teeth and try separate the inlet from the head. (the 2 bolts preventing us moving the head are attached to the inlet and seemingly inaccessible)
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You could try removing the engine lol , that should give you enough space to access everything ... just joking

I removed the inlet manifold off the head when I did the head gasket but still battled to get two nuts off the back on the belt-side of the engine, then still had problems keeping the inlet manifold off the studs of the head when I wanted to lift the head off the block.

You decide what sound easiest
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Ratchet spanners are the solution with a 15 degree rise on the ratchet end
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Bit of a problem if you don't have any ratchet spanners though.
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http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...t-failure.html (Twin Spark Head Removal (post belt failure))
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Thanks for that Smaky
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