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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:04 am 
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just purchased moroso grout 35570 , came with no destructions , im gathering u mix with water , what ratio / consistancy
do i just clean block out as best as i can
filling clevo to bottom of welshplugs
doi i put in one side till it comes out other?????
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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:35 am 
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You sit the block sideways a bit so that cyl 1,2,3 and 4 are level and do that side and let set. Then get 5,6,7 and 8 level and do that side.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:17 pm 
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cheers , can anyone second that
any idea of mix as its just powder at mo
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:12 pm 
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I got this off another site, but seems to cover it well.
Does it come with mixing instrucions??

"""""""""""I filled mine with HardBlok, as this was the brand that was overwhelmingly recommended over any other... But, I haven't got to run it yet.

Fill the block BEFORE machine work is done. The Moroso brand is supposed to expand as it cures, and will make the cylinders tight. I have heard of people using the HardBlok product AFTER machine work was done without incident, but wouldn't recommend that if it can be avoided.

You do ONE bank at a time. It's a good idea to torque the mains and use a level to get the engine completely level front to back and side to side.

You then mix it up and pour it in. A mixer attached to a drill will make the mixing more effective and faster, and give you more 'pour' time before it starts to set up. An old alternator fan (or even a straight bar) welded to a rod works great for this.

Be aware that each bank will take DIFFERENT amounts of mix to fill.

When finished filling, I used an air hammer set on LOW to help with settling. I welded a fairly thick 1" square piece of steel to the end of one of the chisels to act as my 'blunt' tip. This makes the job go WAY easier. Settling takes place quickly and efficiently.

After it was all settled, I installed a head (and gasket) and let it cure for 24hrs before doing the other side. The head will simulate the loads on the bore when the engine is assembled. (same principle as 'torque plate' boring/honing)

The directions in the HardBlok containor are good, and fairly easy to follow.

If you have a GOOD scale (for reading low weights of less than 10lbs) the 'tall fill' containor is twice as big and will fill two blocks. (comes with two large bags) It's just important to weigh the filler out accurately to the 1/4 pound. The 'half fill' Hardblok is already pre-measured for half filling. (two small bags)

I also cleaned out the water jackets before beginning by filling them.
Good Luck!""""""""""

 

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