|08-05-2010 09:34 AM|
|74chevyflat||thank you all for your help. i think ill use the atf fluid and mineral spirits which i actually have laying around and ill coat the cylinders with engine oil every few days until i get this puppy`s cam and lifters. thats all i need at this moment should get them in a month or so but . the assembly lube is what i really need right now. could i assemble and torque the crank and rods? what assembly lube wont go dry for about a month or so?>|
|08-04-2010 05:40 PM|
I use ATF. It's fairly thin and can be further thinned w/mineral spirits for spraying from a pump spray bottle.
If you use STP, be sure to remove every trace of it from the cylinder walls before assembly.
|08-04-2010 05:31 PM|
|74chevyflat||if wd40 is scarce, what could be used in its place?|
|08-04-2010 04:50 PM|
|08-04-2010 04:46 PM|
i already used the pressure washer and royal industrial purple degreaser. it stripped everything clean, then the block was hot tanked , machined and pressure tested. i just want a way to clean it out?>
maybe some gasoline?? diesel works good as a temporary fix to keep the surface from rusting i know cuz the rods have been sprayed with it after shot peening and mounting the pistons. still no rust, and also the cylinder head was sprayed with it. anybody???
|08-04-2010 04:43 PM|
|74chevyflat||yes we have dawn and actually its the only thing i use to wash dishes.when the dishwasher is out of creme cascade. i just need to know what will keep the water off the cylinders as i clean them out one by one?so i dont risk getting them rusty. i have a 5 gallon compressor and air pistol. i was only asking about the diesel to use it to lift the water off the surface. Does anyone have a fool proof way to absolutely clean a block without ruining 500 bucks worth of machine work. on the deck and cylinders.??|
|08-03-2010 09:48 AM|
|08-03-2010 02:33 AM|
|SSedan64||I use Castrol Super Clean, Greased Lightning or similar cleaner & toilet brush. Then pressure washer. If you are going to store the engine for a while use something thick like STP oil treatment brushed over all metal surfaces to prevent rust. It wont run/drain off like engine oil.|
|08-02-2010 10:23 PM|
|74chevyflat||the block had been hot tanked before boring, i was just wondering a solution to mix up to wash it all out with. maybe some mineral spirits mixed with some tranny fluid? or buy a gallon of wd40 and use my insecticide sprayer and a cement mixing tub underneath. all i wanna do is rinse it out and fully cleans the bores. what about gasoline?? lmao. id kill myself smoking a ciggarette. lmao. any suggestions. wd40 i think would be the best thing. and assembly lube could i put the engine together minus the camshaft and have it sitting for a while with a good kind of assembly lube> ifo what brand and type? stp? lucas oil treatment??|
|08-02-2010 08:30 PM|
final clean on cylender walls us engine oil on a soft rag it will clean,and stop rust cliff
|08-02-2010 07:02 PM|
|techinspector1||Next motor, clean the block at home or use a shop that does not use a chemical that will eat out the cam bearings. Cam bearings do not need to be changed on every rebuild. Inspect and proceed.|
|08-02-2010 06:49 PM|
You will rue the day you EVER got diesel fuel all over everything- do not use it! The smell is obnoxious and permeates everything- including your skin. And forget dishwasher soap. IMO it dissolves too slow/hard and is gritty.
|08-02-2010 04:33 PM|
|74chevyflat||ok i have royal purple, ive heard laundry detergent works good?? what about dishwasher detergent?my machine shop reccomended diesel fuel right after washing.Btw i finally have my block back all thats left to get is the timing chain, camshaft, springs and gasket set.|
|06-25-2010 11:34 PM|
|a1supersport||Agreed on the WD40 or anything similar. I start spraying WD40 as soon as I turn off the water. The faster that water's lifted from the bare metal, the better.|
|06-25-2010 05:57 PM|
|BOBCRMAN@aol.com||X-2 a good detergent. I use lemon dishwashing detergent. (easier on flesh). Clean, clean and spray clean stuff with WD-40 or a anti-rust coating.|
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