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Old April 28th, 2014, 04:44 AM
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It's been decades since I helped someone pull an engine, and they were V8's. So, is there a good way to pull a v6 with the cylinder head and intake/ exhaust manifolds in place? It would be nice to get the engine up on the stand, replace all the gaskets outside the truck, then put back in? Many sites I've seen pull the engine out with bolts screwed into the block.
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Default Re: Blown head gasket vs. cracked block

Vern....
Good to talk to you,

The easiest way to do it ....(at least for me) is to pull the front clip, radiator and all.
Just drain everything, unhook the engine wiring and harness at fire-wall, hoses to the radiator....the bolts from fenders to cab, the core support to frame, maybe the bumper, and lift the whole marry-anne off and set it aside.
Then she's a piece of cake.
Easiest with a couple strong young-uns to handle the front clip for ya.

More after I think for a few.

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Old April 28th, 2014, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Blown head gasket vs. cracked block

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It's been decades since I helped someone pull an engine, and they were V8's. So, is there a good way to pull a v6 with the cylinder head and intake/ exhaust manifolds in place? It would be nice to get the engine up on the stand, replace all the gaskets outside the truck, then put back in? Many sites I've seen pull the engine out with bolts screwed into the block.
Wondering if I missed something in your posts about your truck, is it a V6 or inline 6? I thought you had a 250 I-6, or are you talking about a different truck here?

If it were me I would just remove the hood and yank the engine out, but having the whole front clip off will certainly make pulling the engine (and possibly tranny all together) super easy! Not really that much extra work to do that I guess.

I usually just put longer bolts/washers trough a heavy chain into an available bolt hole either on the front/back of the head or intake/exhaust manifold.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 04:18 AM
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[QUOTE=quest;53150]Wondering if I missed something in your posts about your truck, is it a V6 or inline 6? I thought you had a 250 I-6, or are you talking about a different truck here?

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It's an inline 6...typo again!
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Old May 8th, 2014, 03:37 AM
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I have most of the engine unbolted, a cherry picker and stand from craigslist, and hope to pull the engine this weekend.

One of the things I noticed all along is the size of the gap between the exhaust manifold and exhaust. There was also no gasket there. Is this gap supposed to be so large? It sure sounded like there was exhaust leaking when it ran.
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If that 250 needs a lot I have a couple of good 292's. Complete carb to starter. I can even fire one up. Local forum member price 375.00. Barry
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Old May 9th, 2014, 01:52 AM
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The gmc letters are still free.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 04:29 AM
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Barry, I might take you up on the 292 at some point. It would be nice to have an engine that's been rebuilt from the ground up when I have the time and money to do it. But, I'd rather get this 250 up and running so I can drive it.

I'd love to get those GMC letters from you too.
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Default Re: Blown head gasket vs. cracked block

Oh, another question. It looks like it's best to disconnect the bell housing from the tranny to pull...rather than unbolt the block from the bell housing? The bolts look darn near impossible to undo as is.
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Oh, another question. It looks like it's best to disconnect the bell housing from the tranny to pull...rather than unbolt the block from the bell housing? The bolts look darn near impossible to undo as is.
It may be Vern. I am going to guess that your I-6 GMC is very similar to this '64 Chevy I parted out a while back. They do have very different exhaust manifolds so no way to be sure everything else is similar. The transmission, if it is 4 speed like this one is not mounted, It hangs off the bell housing so you remove the access cover in the cab and pull it back out of the bell housing first. The rear engine mounts are on the bell housing.

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pic2-engine with bell housing

pic3-front and rear mounts in frame

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