Need recomendations on cleaning block gasket surface?

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  1. GreenFJ40

    GreenFJ40

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    How do you recommend I clean the gasket surface of my block when it's still installed? Should I just be careful with a scraper not to get any debris into the oil/coolant holes or should I plug them w/ paper towl/shop rag? Is it okay to use a wire wheel or gasket removal disc on my die grinder?
    Any/all suggestions welcome!
    TIA,
    Jeremie
    TLCA
    LSLC
     
  2. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i plug orifices and use a roloc disc
     
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    A shop Vac is a plus here. Run it along with your scaper so it sucks up everything that comes loose. Personally I'de be weary of the wire wheel. It will shed wires.

    Chris
     
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    i used a scraper, then turpentine to get all the crap off, but mines on a stand not in a car...
     
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    I second this. Very fast and cleans well. The shop vac out the debris.
     
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    I use a soft wire wheel on just about every steel gasket surface I come across.

    Fawking with scrapers etc is not for me.
     
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