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gl 1000 headgasket replacement

This is a discussion on gl 1000 headgasket replacement within the Goldwing forums, part of the Honda category; my 79 gl 1000 headgasket went on me, does the cam have to be taken off to remove the head, ...


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Old 06-27-2011   #1
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my 79 gl 1000 headgasket went on me, does the cam have to be taken off to remove the head, and do i need a ring compresser to put the head back on,,anything i should watch out for when removing or tricks in reassembling it,,
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The cam does not have to come out. You do not need a ring compressor. (you won't be taking the piston out) Make sure you put new orings on the on the small oil pipes in the head.

Taking the cam out does make it easier. And make double sure you install the timing belt correctly before starting the engine.
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