Going step by step according to the factory manual... and bang! Those two head to crankcase screws at the front between the exhausts is missing from the steps. And i was wondering why i could not lift the head. Then noticed that the back is already lifting some half mm so something is keeping the head back at the front. Be careful!
I was very efficient with supporting the engine i think
With the first height setting the head to frame screws had no restriction. the thick oak plate is supported by two car jacks.
I could not pull out 3 head bolts only remove them with the head.
Also finished cleaning the tank. You can see it drying with a hair dryer
Added some oil after that.
Please comment on the pics, especially on the condition of the head and crankcase meeting surfaces. Is this a common sight or very bad?
Now some problems to solve. How to clean those surfaces?
How to clean the cooling jacket and the bolt holes?
Its fun to do this repair, really enjoying it
Some eye candy: