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Old 04-01-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dirty dixon
I have a SB 350, that my dad and I will be rebuilding.

I plan to have the block tested prior to the rebuild.
this will be my first time tacking major engine work.

My noob question is
when we pull the engine to power wash it what precautions should I be aware of?
what lines should I be concerned with taping off?
should it be disassembled down to the bare block first?
What should I put on it after it is washed (oil?, wd40?)

thanks for your input.
If the engine is to be rebuilt which requires extensive machining, all you need to do is take it apart, if that. Have the shop doing the machining also clean it. They have the tools, materials, processes and legal controls to do this in conformance with their's and the legal requirements for disposal of of the gunk and the cleaning materials. Plus they will do this to meet their pre-machining cleanliness needs which may affect any warranty by them regarding their work. The charge is small for this and well worth it.

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