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Old 03-18-2018, 11:57 PM
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You do not need to separate the timing chain. The sprocket unbolts from the end of the cam shaft. Zip tie the chain to the sprocket in multiple places to preserve the timing. The sprocket is keyed to the cam so it can only go on in the correct position.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:57 AM
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Managed to find a head on eBay for $595 with free shipping, but its from Latvia. I would get this head and send it right to the machine shop and have it done up and checked out. Does this seem like an expensive route? I feel like 600 for a used head (200km) isn't too bad
Are you sure itís a turbo head? Are you sure itís in good shape? Shipping might cost more than the head.

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Old 03-20-2018, 08:31 PM
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Machine shop, Motor Work Inc. in San Diego, said bring the head down and they may be able to save it, fingers crossed! Now I just have to pull the thing out, time for tons of pictures maybe I'll make a tutorial for others
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:03 PM
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There are several 606 head removal threads already here, do a forum search. Always room for one more of course, but the existing threads may contain some wisdom that could prove useful for you. I have done it once before, following the FSM to the letter, and it wasn't horrible but it is a lot of hours of work. There are many small rubber parts and other bits that you're want to replace "while you're in there". Also the head is HEAVY so you'll want a friend to help when you get to actually lifting it off, and lifting the repaired head back into place.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:16 PM
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Thankfully I got the ol' reliable

I do intend to take my time, take lots of pictures forreference, and order things as I go while I'm in there. The machine shop said if they can save the head I can get all the valve guides and seats done, so why not. I did get the Alldata DIY subscription and it seems pretty detailed. Would you recommend getting a 1 day subscription to startek and print, or just use alldata?
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