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Head Gasket Replacement 2005 3.3 V6

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Old 02-19-2019, 06:05 AM
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Hi There,

I am planning to replace the Head Gaskets on my 2005 3.3 V6 Chrysler Grand Voyager and I wondered if I need to replace the Head Bolts?

I'm UK based.

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Austin
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:11 PM
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I would suggest replacing them.
Head bolts tend to stretch when they are being torqued down, and if reused that stretching can cause problems, later.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:01 PM
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The head bolts in question are torque to yield no stretching. inspect for damages from engine issues but normal circumstances no stretching.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:55 PM
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As CHRYSLER TECH said under normal circumstances you should not need to replaces the head bolts.

But you won't know for sure until you remove the head and/or are installing the head, see below:





If the headbolts are not readily available in the UK, or if you cannot live without the van while waiting for new headbolts to arrive, you may want to have a set on hand.
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:52 AM
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Hi Guys,

Heads off over the weekend and the bolts all look in good condition. I haven't worked on a car for a number of years now, so I was a little surprised to find that the Head Gasket is 3 thin pieces of metal with, what appears to be, no compressible material!

Are there any tips etc. I should look out for when cleaning and putting this back together? Also, does anyone know what the valve clearances are?

Cheers

Austin
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:34 PM
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Yes take them to a machine shop and let them check for warping
 
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:10 AM
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Hi There,

Thanks for this; to be on the safe-side, both heads are off to be skimmed at the weekend.

Cheers

Austin
 
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