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Old 05-29-2012, 02:10 AM
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603 Head Removal Problem

Having a problem with final removal of head. Seems to be stuck by the chain tensioner area. Please help!!!

Have removed all 26 head bolts and 2 allen screws forward of cam gear and all attachments from turbo. When I lift head off, it is "stuck" in the front at the chain tensioner area. This is my first time doing a head job so any advice would really be appreciated.


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Old 05-29-2012, 11:11 AM
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Been awhile since I removed an OM603 head, but I recall the same problem, and "found" yet another headbolt that I had missed previously.

I think there was oil on the top of it and the bolt may have been in a slightly recessed location, making it difficult to spot.

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:56 PM
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You removed the ones under the camshaft also? I had forgotten those once and felt like quite the fool...

I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

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