With the engine off to the machine shop, I decided to clean some parts. After watching hours of YouTube videos, I started with brake cleaner, and then moved on to Easy Off oven cleaner. It is a great de-greaser.
So far, I have done the valve covers, timing cover, rear cover, valley cover, oil pickup tube, harmonic balancer, and AC compressor bracket. The oil pan and windage tray went to the machine shop to get done by a pro.
In a future video, I may try my hand at polishing some parts. I’m not sure why – no one will ever be able to see any of the parts on this engine as it is covered by a huge fan shroud, and every hose and electronic connector imaginable, but I do want to learn. I guess it depends on how long the motor stays at the shop and how eager I am to work on stuff. I also have plans to clean, port, and polish the throttle body. We’ll soon see where this ends up.
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