Originally Posted by mark1305
Glad you got it. Red Loctite can be a real PITA. I've read somewhere that 500F is needed to break it loose. Good to know that a little less can get the job done.
I forgot to mention I'd shot it with PB Blaster several times in the last 48 hours. I've had really good luck with the PB.
The toaster oven is a handy item to have in the garage. While I was heating up the bad head to remove the stud, I doused the replacement (used) head w/ gasket remover + scraped off the old, stubborn valve cover gasket. I rinsed it off with the garden hose and put it back in the oven for 30 mins to dry it completely.
One oversight if I had to do it over. I would've had some cheddar cheese and a a loaf of a bread. I wasted time leaving the garage to feed myself lunch! Guess my next garage upgrade will be a mini-fridge..