So I started this timing chain/head swap project.
Pulled the exhaust manifold, easy.
Pulled the intake manifold, complicated, but not terrible.
Pulled the valve cover.
Pulled the upper timing chain cover.
Pulling out all of my ac because it doesn't work and it's in the way.
Pulled the egr, difficult for how few parts there are.
Pulled the wiring harness, broke several connectors.
Then I took the cam sprocket off, then head studs, then the head comes off.
I managed to break 4 teeth on the cam sprocket and bent all of the exhaust valves. All of my pistons are scared, but that's no big deal.
At this stage I'm pulling the oil pan (I haven't had to raise the car for anything yet), and then the lower cover comes off and it all goes back together.
This sounds like a lot of work, because it is, but it's not very hard compared to some of the stuff I do on my 3SGTE. I know y'all don't have a walk through for the timing chain maintenance, so this can kinda serve as a guide.
So far the only tools I've used are:
A big 22mm(not sure) for the cam sprocket
Crescent wrench for the egr
A T10 for the head studs
And a hammer for breaking stuff
Pic of the fun