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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:21 pm 
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hey all

just after some advice to clean out the block whilst its still in the car. head gasket went, and left a nice gravey-like substance all through the car. i've dropped all the fluids, but want to clean out as much crap from the jackets etc as i can without having to take the motor out (read: too lazy).

was going to give it a good scrub down with degreaser etc, and change the coolant & oil a few times after minimal kms to ensure its all cleaned out as much as possible!

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:37 pm 
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fill it with diesel.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:46 pm 
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Yep...another vote for diesel....does a great job...
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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:47 pm 
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just pour it down the jackets etc? :?

or should i use it to torch the car? :?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:51 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
just pour it down the jackets etc? :?

or should i use it to torch the car? :?


Former first, do the latter if all fails. :P

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:59 pm 
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taken the head off yet?

i heard the thing to do with diesel is put it in and run the engine, breaks down the sludge?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:00 pm 
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head has been stripped out, looks really grotty haha

tim has pics, i'll get him to post them!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:08 pm 
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spewin the heads off, if it were on, I'd have poured in diesel and removed plugs/ignition and cranked her over for a while.

Unless your taking the timing cover off and removing the chain, you won't be able to clean it as good as you'd like.

how bad is it? if its thickened, be carefull as the oil pickup might be clogged,
worse case is remove it and do it propperly!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:11 pm 
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yeah, i can't be a*** taking out the engine if it can be avoided! :P

 

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