My old man's car blew its head gasket according to the dealer. So in an attempt to save a few mortgage payments getting this car's gaskets replaced in a dealer, I figured I could do it myself. Now, I'm no slouch in the mechanic department; I'm wondering if any other members here have done the head gasket themselves on an H6 EZ30 motor. The repair industry calls for 14 hours for each head gasket and I know that there's not very much clearance at all in the engine compartment.
Provided the heads are not damaged (the rad did boil over) I could potentially save a lot of money. The labor is not something I'm fearing.
TLDR: Head gasket blew on an H6 3.0 (EZ30) engine. I want to replace the gaskets myself. I have an AllData printout of what i need to do but:
Do I need to take the engine out?
Do I need any special tools?
Any tips from the pros? what to look out for, what not to do etc.
Thanks a lot in advance, wish me luck!