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07 suzuki swift, head gasket is . Started taking down the

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07 suzuki swift, head gasket is blown. Started taking down the engine but having trouble taking out a center pin in the head of the engine at the front timing cover.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.

can you take a picture of the pin you are referring to so i may offer my best advice?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You will see two pictures, one with the red markers for the pieces that were removed and one with the pieces on, that is the pin that i need removed.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.

if i rember correctly that piece comes off with the cover. there is a bolt that appears to still be installed and need to be removed right above the center of the cover to the right a bit.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The bolt was already out, we placed it back for the pic sake. The pin did not come out with the cover unfortunately, now i am concerned about beating the pin out without causing damage. Any tips?
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.

wait can you take a picture with the cover off?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The other pic is my husband finger pointing to the pin, we have also removed the bolt. The other pic is a picture of the cover.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.

okay that after going back to a recent suzuki engine i did a head on. that piece stays with the head. and the cover comes off over it. you will need something like a long screwdriver. or a thin prybar to reach down and pry the cover free from it.