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Cleaning engine parts

Post by wokrdan AKA BU Balls on Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:48 pm

I'm starting to tear the engine apart this weekend. What is the best solution for cleaning engine parts? I'm getting a sandblasting booth for Christmas, but as far as home-made chemical cleaning (ie. dropping the parts in a bucket overnight), what do I need? Also, what parts are a must for replacement? I know gaskets, o-rings, and pretty much anything rubber, but is there anything else that needs to be replaced? This is my first rebuild.
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Re: Cleaning engine parts

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:16 pm

Best thing to do for heads, intake and block is to take it to your car wash and use the soap and power wash the crap out of them. then bring them back home and blow it all out with an air compressor, making sure to get all the passages cleaned out then lube the cylinders and bearing mating surfaces with wd40 or the like.

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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:47 pm

If you need any machining done the machine shop can take care of the rest after the car wash.

After getting parts back from the machine shop, you can then do a Dawn soap and garden hose wash to remove any residue that might cause problems upon startup. This is a good time to get a rifle cleaning kit so you can clean out the oil galleys.

Just make sure to oil the cylinders and other internal areas directly after the final rinse
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Re: Cleaning engine parts

Post by wokrdan AKA BU Balls on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:07 am

Funny you mention the car wash, because I have one right behind my house. (Like I could literally walk my engine stand right over there.) Thanks for the tips guys.
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Re: Cleaning engine parts

Post by badbiscayne66 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:49 pm

CASTROL SUPER CLEAN FULL STRENGTH !!!!!!
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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:51 pm

Back when you could buy paint thinner for 89 cents a gallon I would use that. Now the price is out of sight. JB
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Re: Cleaning engine parts

Post by wokrdan AKA BU Balls on Sat May 22, 2010 10:40 pm

The engine internals are fine. I'm just trying to clean 30 years worth of grease and dirt off the outside and repaint it. I've got the oil pan, valve covers, and exhaust mainfold pulled off and was wondering if water does get inside, can I just blow it out with an air hose? I'm leaving the cam shaft and pistons in, so do I have to worry about rust?
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat May 22, 2010 11:28 pm

put tins back on and you an use any good degreaser just tape off openings

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Post by IndyG3 on Sat May 22, 2010 11:36 pm

Definitely make sure you don't get any water in places where oil goes. If little specks of rust form, they can get into your oils systems and cause havoc.
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