Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board

Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/)
-   Engine (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/engine/)
-   -   how to get rust out of water jacket sbc350 (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/how-get-rust-out-water-jacket-sbc350-225315.html)

josephc10 10-23-2012 12:13 PM

how to get rust out of water jacket sbc350
 
I have a sbc Chevy. The engine has no miles on it but does have some run time on the start up stand. It was built about 4 yrs ago. My question is how do I get the rust out of the water jackets in the engine without taking my engine apart?

techinspector1 10-23-2012 01:01 PM

Don't worry about it until you install the motor in a vehicle and have it running. Then, use a commercially-available cooling system cleaner such as this one to remove the rust.
Cooling System Flush

ap72 10-23-2012 07:03 PM

I've used a gallon of vinegar with water, will up your system, take a short trip to the store or something, get home, let it cool, flush, rinse, and refill. It's good for mild stuff, the Radiator flush stuff works very well too.

BogiesAnnex1 10-24-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by josephc10 (Post 1602303)
I have a sbc Chevy. The engine has no miles on it but does have some run time on the start up stand. It was built about 4 yrs ago. My question is how do I get the rust out of the water jackets in the engine without taking my engine apart?

Is this just a rust color inside the jackets or is there globs or collected rust?

Bogie

techinspector1 10-24-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldbogie (Post 1602644)
Is this just a rust color inside the jackets or is there globs or collected rust?
Bogie

I wondered about this also, but saw that the motor was built 4 years ago, so I reasoned that it was clean at that time and has just sat in the corner and surface rusted in the block where there was no paint or preservative on the surface of the water jackets. I could be wrong though, I have been a few times.:D


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.