I would remove the head bolts first.
I would also use the end of a breaker bar or a big ratchet and put that
into the exhaust or intake manifold. And then pry up ratchet get or
breaker bar. In addition, you could a putty knife and gently hammer it
between the head and cylinder block. You might even have to use a screw
The advice remove the head bolts i be really helped ...... Be gentle
with it first, sure try the rubber mallet working around the head
maybe it will work. I would not try driving anything between the head
and block - you dont want to rip up either surface.
Cranking might do it, never thought of that - pry bar against a
protruding edge of the head should help, or against the manifold, but
dont mess up the mating surfaces of the head or block, not a good
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