This is the way I changed mine and maybe it will help others if they are thinking of doing the same.Do it on a dry day or garage and take your time .
Tools + items needed , Allen Key , 10mm Socket , 10mm Ring Spanner (maybe a 12mm as well), long nosed pliers , marker , Clean cloths and a clean plastic bag.
2 new Cylinder Head gaskets shown in picture below (Part Number included) .
Price from Toyota €25 .
Before You remove anything i would advise have something to keep the different sets of screws/bolts and write where your taking them out of so you don't lose track.
1. Remove Plastic Rocket Cover (Strut Bar have to be removed first if you have one). 7 Allen key screws to take out.
2. After the Plastic rocket cover is removed I numbered the coilpacks (yellow in pic below) and removed the 4 bolts.Next you will need a long nose pliers to pry open clips on the end of 2 different rubber pipes . Just squeeze the clips back over the pipe a bit and you should be able to pull the pipes out (see pic below) . These have no fluid in them.
In the pic below you will see 2 more pipes at the back of the cylinder head , i just opened the bolt holding the bracket so I had more access the cylinder head. In pic below you will see written in red "Remove from rocket cover" This bolt holds 2 earth wires that are attached to the head , this needs to be done as well .
2. Pull out the 4 coilpacks starting with the one closest to you and work your way back . At the very front of the cylinder head there is another screw holding the coilpack leads onto the cylinder head , remove this. At the back right hand corner of the cylinder head are 2 electrical connecters , unplug them also. (see in pic below)
Now you can start to take out the 7 head cylinder bolts (10mm socket) .
CONTINUED IN NEXT POST.
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on Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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