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Old 08-24-2010, 10:04 PM
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The machined surfaces have been cleaned and returned to bare steel, so has the timing area, As for the water jacjet holes that is overspray. I personally am not too worried about that part as i am starting it on an engine test/run stand, breaking in the new cam and then draining everything. I will be replacing the needed fluids once it is in the truck.
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One question, why not paint the timing cover area? many people paint the lifter valley. I' just asking because the timing chain area is alot closer as far as oil drain back than the lifter valley is. I would think that any contaminants in that area would reach the pan alot sooner than the lifter valley?
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One question, why not paint the timing cover area? many people paint the lifter valley. I' just asking because the timing chain area is alot closer as far as oil drain back than the lifter valley is. I would think that any contaminants in that area would reach the pan alot sooner than the lifter valley?
Only paint I have ever seen recommended for the lifter valley and timing chain area for seaing is Glyptol, an electric motor paint. It is quite expensive.

I was told a different theory that I beleive in, that paint is just something else to flake off and contaminate things, I prefer to smooth and polish areas as needed for oil drainback. Paint goes on the outside just to keep rust at bay.
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I was unaware of the name of the product that some have used in the lifter valley. I was simply asking, all surfaces IN my engine are bare metal and only the outside is painted. I just got lazy at that point and didnt mask it off, I didn't actually save any time by doing this as I removed it before assembly and everything that was bare metal was cleaned with solvent and oiled up.

This is my first "real" engine build and I dont want anything inside that doesnt go there. Most of the over spray in the water passages wiped out during pre-assembly and I wil be completley flushing the system.
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