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Re: Who has replaced their head gasket? (Clean97GTi)

for the 1st time, it took me like an afternoon, and into the night a bit.
its easy, just many steps.
if i had known that the 3 gears the timing belt turns ALL afftect the timing, it would have taken me MUCH less time. Being a dumbass, i did not know the distributor's rotor is turned by the gear that looks like the cam gear.
You have to make sure the cam gear, the flywheel arrow, and the distributor's gear(or the rotor), are all pointing in the right spot.
aside from that, taking off the radiator hoses are the hardest part. the AC compressor is in the way, but you can always loose that POS at the same time!
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