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If you are going to scrape or wire brush the pistons, run each one up to top dead center to do it, then use a shop vac with a snorkel attachment to vacuum the crud from around the ring lands. I've done it many times. No shop vac? Use mom's or girlfriend's or wife's vacuum cleaner.
Be sure to hide it in a barrel so she thinks it's a shop-vac.

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Be sure to hide it in a barrel so she thinks it's a shop-vac.
Laughing out loud here.....
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My father used to build sports cars and taught me this neat trick how to get carbon, dirt, etc out of an engine cylinder (with the pistons in the engine).
Turn the crankshaft until the 1st piston is at the bottom of its stroke,
Then wipe the cylinder wall down with a heavy oil (straight 30 wt or heavier) then turn the crank until the piston up until its about an inch from the top of the cylinder and stop and turn the crank in the other direction.
As the piston travels back down the dirt etc, will remain suspended in the ring of oil running down the cylinder wall and you just wipe it out with a clean rag.
Then continue until all cylinders are clean.
This method traps the smallest particles.
Using a vacuum 1st would be a good idea.
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oven cleaner and a toothbrush, just polish each piston one by one, carbon melts away
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wow I meant brake cleaner, 1 can should be enough for all 8 pistons, with a little scrubbing via tooth brush
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