How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
01-10-2016, 01:15 PM
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How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
I seem to have forgotten to replace mine before i have installed my head after the block was skimmed and im just wondering if they are essential for the 4age, thanks
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01-11-2016, 07:36 AM
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How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
Not ideal, but not essential. How did you locate the head without the dowels? Just put it on and bolt it down?

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01-11-2016, 10:57 AM
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How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
(01-11-2016 07:36 AM)fax0815 Wrote:  Not ideal, but not essential. How did you locate the head without the dowels? Just put it on and bolt it down?

yes and after i had it all back together i realised i had forgot the dowells, now im wondering should i take it off again?
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01-12-2016, 05:44 PM
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How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
(01-11-2016 10:57 AM)spill86 Wrote:  
(01-11-2016 07:36 AM)fax0815 Wrote:  Not ideal, but not essential. How did you locate the head without the dowels? Just put it on and bolt it down?

yes and after i had it all back together i realised i had forgot the dowells, now im wondering should i take it off again?


I whould...

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01-13-2016, 12:16 AM
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How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
(01-12-2016 05:44 PM)fax0815 Wrote:  
(01-11-2016 10:57 AM)spill86 Wrote:  
(01-11-2016 07:36 AM)fax0815 Wrote:  Not ideal, but not essential. How did you locate the head without the dowels? Just put it on and bolt it down?

yes and after i had it all back together i realised i had forgot the dowells, now im wondering should i take it off again?


I whould...

so would I....... now it is just a gasket... later its much harder (fuel/coolant/oil)

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01-13-2016, 11:19 AM
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How important are dowell pins on a 4age block
(01-13-2016 12:16 AM)oldeskewltoy Wrote:  
(01-12-2016 05:44 PM)fax0815 Wrote:  
(01-11-2016 10:57 AM)spill86 Wrote:  
(01-11-2016 07:36 AM)fax0815 Wrote:  Not ideal, but not essential. How did you locate the head without the dowels? Just put it on and bolt it down?

yes and after i had it all back together i realised i had forgot the dowells, now im wondering should i take it off again?


I whould...

so would I....... now it is just a gasket... later its much harder (fuel/coolant/oil)

Was thinking the same, probably for the best, thanks for reassuring me, lol
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