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It takes time don't get to ruff.

Are you doing one head at a time?

You have only posted pictures of one head.
There are 2 right side and left side.

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You scrape the gunk off first then use the sand paper to plain the head if it is warped.

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Tell me You know where the oil control orifice is located now.
Tell me it is not down the drain in the tub.

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post #254 of 387 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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It takes time don't get to ruff.

Are you doing one head at a time?

You have only posted pictures of one head.
There are 2 right side and left side.
no, im doing both, they are both currently off and I actually posted pictures of both of them, but they are not together in any picture so it looks like the same head, i will post pics of both of them together tomorrow.

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You scrape the gunk off first then use the sand paper to plain the head if it is warped.
i used a gasket scraper to remove all the old gasket material, i did this for a few hours until I realized that nothing was coming off anymore but there was still residue, it was so thin that it went right under the gasket scraper. i decided to use a scrub/scotch brite sponge with brake cleaner but nothing came off still. this layer is very thin but VERY DENSE and sticky so it its hard to even begin breaking it apart. it seems to be the left over glue residue that comes on the gaskets. so i decided to use sand paper and brake cleaner and after about 40 minutes i started to see the block surface, but still a lot of gunk in the way. ill just take my time. and jeff, I searched all around the house and i cant find the oil control orifice, just kidding!! i have them safely stored away

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I took pics of the heads before cleaning(its a few pages back i think)
Actually, what I'd like to see is pics of both heads, before any cleaning, as that may help in answering your question as to whether you ever had a head gasket leaking. So please post those pics, if you have them.

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unfortunately i only took one pictures of the left head when it was dirty. but i will pull off both gaskets and have them side by side in a pic so you can see them.two questions, one about the coolant joint pipe, how does it go on> it doesnt screw on does it? i dont see any threads, I hope i didnt trip them! also, about the timing belts, I have an OEM belt still in the airtight plastic packaging. I dont know how old it is but would it be safe to use?
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i decided to use a scrub/scotch brite sponge with brake cleaner but nothing came off still.
I suppose you use gasket remover to clean brake parts.

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Oh boy.
Check your head with a metal ruler on the ruler's side for warping.
Get a pane of glass bigger than your head. Tape a big piece of emory cloth to the pane of glass. Then move your head over the emory cloth in a criss-cross pattern.. Doing it this way will stop you from screwing up your head surface, if you haven't already by using that sandpaper/wire wheel you mentioned.
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this is why I suggested dropping the heads at a machine shop for boiling and clean-up, cking flat surface etc.
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I suppose you use gasket remover to clean brake parts.

i went to two local auto parts store and they didnt have gasket remover. is it only available online?

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Oh boy.
Check your head with a metal ruler on the ruler's side for warping.
Get a pane of glass bigger than your head. Tape a big piece of emory cloth to the pane of glass. Then move your head over the emory cloth in a criss-cross pattern.. Doing it this way will stop you from screwing up your head surface, if you haven't already by using that sandpaper/wire wheel you mentioned.
best of luck to you
I didnt use a wheel for the sanding, just my hand on a small section to test out the sand paper. I already have a 800 grit sheet of sand paper glued to a smooth flat granite tile. I need to remove the gasket material first, im gong to harbor frieght to buy a die grinder with a 120 grit bristle brush for a clean job. ill update soon
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