How to Remove Cylinder Head 2006 Yamaha Rhino 660


How do I take off the top end of a cylinder on a 2006 Yamaha 660 internal combustion engine? I need to pull off the cylinder head so that I can replace the head gasket. I am confident that I can separate the top end of the motor without difficulty, but I was wondering if anyone had the actual factory service procedures, removal and installation guide. I own a 2006 Yamaha Rhino 660 4WD special edition, model number YXR66FASEV. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Jeremy Carter 3 years 2020-11-30T02:35:20+00:00 3 Answers 1181 views Beginner 0

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    Cylinder head removal procedures for the 2006 Yamaha Rhino 660 are the same for 2004 and 2005 models.


    Click on the image below to download the cylinder head removal and installation procedures. It provides factory specifications, step-by-step instructions and illustrations to guide you through the repair process.


    Click image to download removal procedures.

    When you remove the head be certain to check piston and cylinder. If it looks like it needs to be replaced you can get a new cast aluminum cylinder head and piston kit from Amazon. I’ve listed the cylinder head kits at the top of the page.

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    I need to teardown and rebuild the top end on my 2008 Yamaha Rhino 700. It overheated. So I check the oil and 1 quart of watery brown milky oil oozed out, actually it poured out. Come to think of it, it probably needs more than a cylinder head reconditioning. Would you happen to have a guide of a complete dismantling and reconstruction of the cylinder head, piston and cylinder?


    Click on the image below for the complete 2008 Yamaha 700 Rhino cylinder head service procedures.

    700 Rhino Top End Engine Rebuild

    Click image for top end rebuild procedures.

    It details how to remove and install the cylinder head, camshaft sprocket, tappet covers, timing chain tensioner, rocker arms and camshaft, valves and valve springs, etc.

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