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post #1 of 11 Old 11-23-2010, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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block cleaning for head job

What is the fastest and safest (for the block) way to clean the head gasket surface when doing a head job. My compressor can't keep up with the air tool to use the small disc to do it.

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That's probably a good thing. If you were trying to use a small disk to prep the surface, you'd likely end up with an uneven (not 100%, completely, absolutely flat) surface. Which is essential to keeping the head gaskets from blowing.

But I don't know the best way of getting the job done....
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I normaly use a razor blade to scrape the old gasket away. then use a scotch bright pad to clean it up

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Gasket scraper and carb cleaner. A little time consuming, maybe an hour or so per head, but it won't hurt the block.

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I use 3M Roloc scotchbrite 2" discs in either an airtool or drill after scraping all the large pieces with a standard gasket scraper.

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scotchbrite and a brass scraper/carb cleaner. it's slow and tedious but it works. also, keep the scotchbrite from getting down in the lifter valley

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I was actually using the roloc system and did not know it. I may get a adapeter to use them in a drill. Thanks for the help!

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MBRP 4" turbo back,
Accufab intake elbow,
SCT w/DP Tuner tunes,
RCD EGR delete,
EGT, boost, trans temp, fuel pressure gauges and scan gauge II
ARP studs,
Black Onyx head gaskets - they are gone and back to stock
6.4 banjo bolts
Crossover line
Dieselsite coolant filter
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Western MVP Plus plow
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got my block all cleaned up. Thanks guys. Just waiting on a lower valve cover gasket and can start putting it back together.

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Accufab intake elbow,
SCT w/DP Tuner tunes,
RCD EGR delete,
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ARP studs,
Black Onyx head gaskets - they are gone and back to stock
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LOL at the thread title!!!!!

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