My Suzuki Swift 01 is leaking coolant. I'm trying to change the head gasket.
I've gotten as far as taking the camshaft cover off. See this picture:
I'm not sure what Step 11, "Back off all valve lash adjusters until valves are closed if applicable" means on the head removal procedure by Chilton.
I'm not sure why the Chilton book is asking to close off the valves to begin. What happens if the head is taken off without closing the valves? Also, the Chilton book is implying the cylinder head bolts will come right off, but the camshaft is in the way.
Besides changing the head gasket, is there anything else that should be done? I appreciate helpful feedback.