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Old 10-29-2003, 01:45 PM
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Cool 3.0 Cyl Head Removal Question - Guide rail Locating Pin removal

Hi All,

Thanks for the help and advice with the 300CE Head Removal. The process went very smooth after locating the "Tripple Square " 12 point. (another post had a great deal of info on finding the proper tool.)

In about 3 hours, I had the head ready to be removed. Well...... Almost. This was 4 days ago. Other than the Timing Chain Guide Rail Locating pin, I'm ready to go.

After finally getting the proper "attachment" to the guide pin via a 6mm bolt, I've been trying to no avail with the slide hammer to remove the pin.

Any tips?. It won't seem to budge. (slide hammer is a 5 lb model as the larger one simply wasw too large to get "in there". (Boy, a threaded shoulder bolt instead of this pin would have been a very nice Idea here.)

Any hints.??
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Old 10-29-2003, 02:43 PM
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Pin puller, looks like a hopped up bolt.

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Old 10-29-2003, 04:17 PM
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If it's the same type of pin as on the M104, I had good luck using a bolt with matching threads, and wrenching it down against a stackup of washers. This method pulled it out. I'll bet this method would work better than using a slide hammer. Since you've found a bolt that works, stack some washers under the head and wrench it down.
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Old 10-29-2003, 05:31 PM
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Here is the "special tool". Use the appropriate all thread along with a socket, nut and washer. MAKE SURE you thread the all thread all the way down into the pin.
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Old 10-29-2003, 05:44 PM
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I used something similar to what engatwork used!

It worked for me! I tried other methods but they did not work. Go for the latter.
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