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Help GTV V6 Head removal in car

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I was wondering if anyone has successfully removed both heads off of a GTV 3.0 V6 whilst the motor was still in the car.
The workshop manual states that the motor needs to be removed for the right hand head but although it looks tight it looks do-able.
Someones help in the matter would be much appreciated!
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I've not done it or seen it done but I have removed heads from a v6 out of the car and could see that you would at least need to tip the motor forward to get the rear head off and remove radiators etc (or jack the motor up) to get the front head of...... at which point you'd have probably undone enough to remove it anyway !!
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No problem to do in the car.
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Thanks for the info guys.
I do have a question for Alfa Tuner - when you say no problem, does the front head just lift off or is it held on by studs if so do you have to tilt the engine backwards after removing the rear head or do you have to jack the motor up a little to clear the front panel?
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It's just soooo much easier if engine is out. And V6 has just few connections, so can be removed very quickly and simple.
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How do you get the front head off the head bolts
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front on a GTV can be done without removing the motor but rather take it out.
the others is easy in the car.
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