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Cleaning up pistons


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04-15-02, 06:37 PM   #1  
Cleaning up pistons

I'm replacing the heads on my 350 and wonder if anyone has a good way of cleaning up the mild carbon deposits on the pistons.
I use to go at it with a wire wheel, but I understand that is not good for the pistons.


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04-15-02, 10:52 PM   #2  
Piston clean up

The danger of course is getting carbon down in around your rings. We take a small shop vac, and an old regular screw driver, and with the vac next to where you are lightly scraping, it should keep any carbon from falling down in around the rings.

With todays unleaded fuel your, build up should be a lot eaiser to clean up.

 
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04-16-02, 05:43 AM   #3  
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I agree with Marturo. Might try a little WD40 to help loosen things up before you scrape and then suck it up with the vacuum.

 
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04-16-02, 07:02 AM   #4  
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Make sure you do it with piston at Top Dead Center.
Then lower piston when finished and wipe any residue off cylinder wall.

 
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04-16-02, 06:09 PM   #5  
Sounds like all good advice.
I'd be on it tonight but it just started snowing.
Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

Thanks alot.


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04-16-02, 07:24 PM   #6  
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It just started snowing? Lol. Where are you?

It's close to 75 degrees at 10:30 pm here in NYC! Whew!!!! And tomorrow's going to be another cooker!

It should break soon when we have thunderstorms this week.

<----Is a Pontiac guy. Does the raindance Lol. It's good for my nice green lawn

 
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04-17-02, 05:33 AM   #7  
Ths mornings forecast:

Weather Warnings in Effect:
WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUED

We are in North Central Canada, about 7 hrs North of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where thousands of your fellow countrymen come to fish and hunt.

http://thepasarea.com/index2.htm


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04-17-02, 05:35 AM   #8  
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That would explain the snow. Lol.

It's going to be over 90 degrees here in NYC. Lol. It will likely set a record again for today!

 
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