I used the RJC head gasket system with the silicone coating on Champion aluminum heads. I'm now trying to replace a blown head gasket and I cannot figure out how to get the heads off without damaging the sealing surfaces. ARP studs. Any ideas?
Let the engine do it for you.
Undo all the head stud fasteners[I'm assuming the intake is off].
Remove the rocker assemblies,pushrods and lifters[keep them in order].
Crank the engine over and the pressure should lift the heads.