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Old 09-02-2013, 01:50 PM
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Weight of cylinder head of 240D

Hello to the group.

I am getting ready to pull the cylinder head off of my '82 240D. What is the weight of the cylinder head so that I have an idea of the expected weight to decide using a come along ratchet or get an engine hoist. Should I take off the exhaust and intake manifolds before the pull or leave them on and take them off after I pull the head?

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Old 09-02-2013, 01:55 PM
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If you can pull with manifolds on the better will save you from having to mess with more gaskets,Id use a come along
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:59 PM
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I'd guess from 60 to 70# without the manifolds.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:29 PM
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I need to pull mine... how soon do you need to know?
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:29 PM
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it's lighter than the 617 head, and I've pulled them by hand several times.
I'm about 5-11 and weigh about 180... so I'm no superman or anything...
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More Supermanish than I AM!! I use the cherry picker (shop crane) for pulling heads these days, but I'm old.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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It's doable if you're a youngin'. I've pulled 617 heads (around 100lbs) and Jeep I6 heads (similar weight, even heavier.

It helps A LOT to have a friend, some 2x4s, and some rope. Team lifting it on your shoulders is teh way to do it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:51 AM
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I would say it has to be 70 lbs with the manifolds. I lifted mine once to move it, after it was removed. When I say lift, I don't mean more than an inch or two, just to reposition it.
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I put a 22re in with a come along.
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I've removed the manifolds. the next thing I need to do is secure the timing chain so that it doesn't move and remove the lifter arms, then its ready to remove.

I am a little concerned that I need to apply constant tension on the chain during the removal process but I'll look at some other posts on this forum to see how it was done.

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nope, as long as you mark the cam gear and chain position with some paint or something, you can drop the chain into the hole, and ignore it until it's time to put the head back on.
when you go to put it back on, you may have to remove the tensioner, and reposition it...
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nope, as long as you mark the cam gear and chain position with some paint or something, you can drop the chain into the hole, and ignore it until it's time to put the head back on.
when you go to put it back on, you may have to remove the tensioner, and reposition it...
OK Thanks for the advice! I also noticed that the chain runs between a plastic guide and has a pin. How do you remove that pin to get it out of the way? Punch it out with a dowl?

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Beware that the old head gasket may stick, making the head harder to remove.
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Also make sure you get all the bolts out. People have missed one or two and then cracked the head trying to get the "stuck" head off.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:24 AM
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OK Thanks for the advice! I also noticed that the chain runs between a plastic guide and has a pin. How do you remove that pin to get it out of the way? Punch it out with a dowl?
The hollow pin must be pulled. It takes a bolt with a 10mm head like on your thermostat housing. A clean bolt and clean the threads on the pin and a stack of washers is needed to pull it. get as near to full thread as possible leaving about an eighth of an inch for pulling and then run it in and use the threads to pull the pin, adding washers as necessary when you feel it bottom out in the pin. be careful and its a piece of cake.

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