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Old March 27th, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Cleaning up engine parts

Have the head off to change the gasket so I would like to clean some stuff up before putting it back together. Is there anything out there that will make the metal parts look new, short of media blasting? Mainly talking about the intake plenum and the head cover, but would like to clean the head up too. Ideas appreciated.

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Old March 27th, 2015, 06:30 PM
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Give wife credit card and send her out shopping. Put parts in the dishwasher on the pots and pans cycle. Be sure to remove parts before wife returns.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 07:20 PM
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That's ballsy Bill! Too rack or bottom rack? Lol. Sounds like it's worth a try tho!
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nitric acid for cast aluminum, but it is incredibly nasty stuff. not for amateurs.
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Xylene for grease. Use a tumbler with rust cleaning media then crushed walnut shells for polishing.
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Give wife credit card and send her out shopping. Put parts in the dishwasher on the pots and pans cycle. Be sure to remove parts before wife returns.
Do not do this if the parts are extremely dirty….. trust me.
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After putting them in the dishwasher, you can then powder coat the parts in your oven. I have used kitchen accessories in the past...it didn't go over well for me...
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Take them into your local machine shop & have then hot tanked. I just did he oil pan, baffle, windage tray & oil pick up pipe for my 5.3 vortec motor, cost us $45 and saved hours of work... Parts looked like new inside.

Gave the oil pan a quick blast on the outside with fine glass media & a coat of paint to seal the surface.... Result
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