Any reason to take the camshaft roller followers and hydraulic lash adjusters off of the head if I am just replacing the head gasket on a 5.4 Lightning? I was thinking I could just remove the timing chain and head, replace the gasket and reinstall the timing chain.
HI!... You don't need to remove any of the internals of the head to remove it. Just remove the intake manifold, head bolts timing chain and exhaust and it will lift right off. Just remember you have to remove the front timing chain cover and remove the timing chains to get the head off. It cannot be done with the timing chain cover still on. It's also a good idea to change both head gaskets at the same time. Your 90% there when you do the one side. Remember to have the deck of the heads checked. They have to be perfectly smooth for the MIL head gaskets to seal properly. I would also suggest using a COMETIC head gasket over the FORD ones.
__________________ "1999" F-150 XLT SPORT, BUILT 5.4, allN/A. 354RWH.P/392RWTQ (no tune, yet) on 8 cylinders/ 1/8= 8.4, 13.60E.T (on 7 cylinders, broken ring in #5), 1.8 60FT.
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