About to do a head gasket on a Nova GTE that i got of a mate on the cheap. Done a couple before on 1.2 and SRs etc just wondering if anyone has any tips or handy hints to make things quicker and avoid those "remove bolt" haynes manual steps that are impossible.......
done mine n my Nova GTE about a month ago, all went well, first time I done one, so can't comment on how it is differetn from other Nova engines.
Its quite fiddly removing the haed with inlet manifold becasue of all the cables and fuel lines everywhere.
Plus rememeber or make EXACTLY where the small metal C clip whent on the thottle cable on the throttle body. I din't and when I put it back, it didn't idle as before. It took a lot trial and error before I found the right place again and it seemded fine.
But my coolant seems ot take AGES to get hot now hence I'm still cold in the morings as very little heat comes out of the fan