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    Head removal 300x

    I have a 2011 Kawasaki Ultra 300x and it has a corroded plug in number 4. Have tried my best to get out but it is corroded pretty good. I am going to need to remove the head to fix. How big of a job is it to remove the head, retime cams? I build Big Block Chevys so I have engine building experience, just not Kawasaki experience.

    Option 2 would be to take to a good shop, that has a good mechanic in the WV,KY,OH,VA,MD,NC areas. Any shops in these states that anyone would genuinely recommend for a job like this? I would not trust local shops to accomplish, in my area.


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    Moderator #985 lasportsmn's Avatar
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    It is not hard at all and the cam gears have timing marks. If you have the mechanical experience you will be fine. Just 4 cylinders not 8.

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    get a service manual and do it yourself... like the cajun said.... if you can build a big block you can do this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasportsmn View Post
    It is not hard at all and the cam gears have timing marks. If you have the mechanical experience you will be fine. Just 4 cylinders not 8.
    Make sure you follow the manual when setting the cam timing though, its easy to line the marks up but hard to keep them lined up when bolting it down. The manual explains how to do it properly.

    Sean

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    Im a bit lost if you rebuild big block chevies this would be a walk in the park!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    Im a bit lost if you rebuild big block chevies this would be a walk in the park!
    probably not OHC big blocks

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    no mate but anyone rebuilding engines would know what they are doing and make the appropriate markings during disassembly. all engines run/work the same regardless of size and type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    Im a bit lost if you rebuild big block chevies this would be a walk in the park!
    probably not OHC big blocks

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    Im a bit lost if you rebuild big block chevies this would be a walk in the park!
    Why do you always have to be a Dick to new people on the Forum?

    The man has a simple question, never has worked on a Kawasaki and was just asking for advise, thought thats what Forums are about....Get over yourself....


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    You're gonna want to check the valve clearances before You pull the head, as this would be the time to shim if necessary.

    I recommend the service manual for a job like this... it's not too bad though.

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