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Not so clean

Discussion in 'It's A V8 Mate!!' started by sebcom, Aug 16, 2019.

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    Why did you take the heads off in the first place?
     
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    Thumbnails make it easier, hope it helps
     

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    Had to replace the head gaskets.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I don't know the history, but I'd soak up any water with a cloth, remove any surface rust in the bores with some very fine emery, turn the engine over to check where you can't see them out it all back together.
    Check the cams while you're at it and make sure all the lobes are nice and tall
     
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    While you've got the heads off strip & clean the rockers & their shafts ensuring the oilways are clear.
    As you clean each item slide it onto a length of dowel to be sure they go back into their original positions when refitting. Keep an eye out for any shims under the pedestals when you undo the bolts.
     
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