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Old 03-06-2004, 06:18   #1 (permalink)
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ok....so u gotta clean all the old gasket off....how clean is clean enuf?

i have the gasket removal spray....all the chunky stuff is gone but there is still yellowy brown glue stuff all over the head and block my question is do i need to get it all back to shiny metal....if so.....
HOW THE HELL DO I DO THAT!?

sorry....i have been working on it for quite a few hours... :D

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Old 03-06-2004, 06:39   #2 (permalink)
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Yellowy brown glue stuff....wtf....
You mean some idiot actually GLUED the HEAD GASKET to the motor????

Ay ay ay ay ay.

Seriously, you should try to get it back to metal. Doesn't have to be shiny. Try using a carving or other long knife to scrape with. I find having the blade at an angle of roughly 15 degrees works best, you can use a bit of force without much worry of putting a deep scratch in the deck.
Also don't forget to check the block deck with a straight edge!
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get it all off.....save the hassles later.
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Old 03-06-2004, 06:54   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Changing head

i know i was kinda wondering about it....seemed pretty strange....there is also clears stuff the same...if u didnt look closely u would think it was back to metal so i dunno....its really thin u can hardly feel it when u run ur fingers over.
I have been using a blade but the stuff is stuck bloody tight might have to leave it as is and keep my finders crossed (if i can...my hands are so sore ive been at it for hours :D ), also it seems harder to get clean around the coolant hole thingys (tech term ) sorta stained maybe?

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Old 03-06-2004, 07:50   #5 (permalink)
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Corrosion?
Long as it's flat you *should* get away with it, the h/g compresses leaving a small margin for error.
Still can't get over the glue on the gasket - I see it from time to time, it's one of the "You did WHAT?!?!?!" things which I shout at people for hehe and this is why - it bakes on and then you're screwed, providing it doesn't melt or blow out while the engine's running.
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Just clean it up with emery paper.
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You can get the gasket goo off with an Engineers scraper, then emry paper.
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quick and easy method is to go down to the hardware store and pick up a wire brush wheel to attach to your electric drill, cost about $5 but the time it would of saved you using a blade to remove all the gasket crap makes you wonder why no one told you befor.
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The only problem with that, is that it spreads crap everywhere.
Works well but.
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The only problem with that, is that it spreads crap everywhere.
Which is why we never told him before Bastard to get out of the oilways unless you don't care, as well!
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