Doing head gaskets in my truck and want to know if this is good enough to drop the head onto or if I need to keep cleaning.
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Reno to the rescue!!!!!!! Wow that’s clean looks great, I just dropped off heads , took a minute to find a good shop , injectors are being tested and gaskets showed up last night. I did order the lisle carbide scraper set and will start prepping today. I have a new down pipe that’s been sitting in the box for over a year and now its wide open! Just pulled the water pump and was going to order just the pump without housing. Did you do any work to your valves?The most important factor is for the block to be clean and smooth. Don't worry about appearance. Use a carbide Super Scraper or Lisle carbide scraper with a bit of oil for lubrication. I did not use it but if an abrasive is needed use 600 grit or finer with a 1/2" glass or steel backer for flatness. The new multi-layer HG gaskets are coated and need a smooth, clean surface. If you get debris in the cylinder bores a trick I use is to put grease in the bore and rotate the piston. This catches any debris and deposits it at the top of the bore. Wipe clean with a rag and repeat as necessary. This is the only photo I have however with the gasket in place you really can't see how clean the block is except near the edges. What little you can see, was done with the carbide scraper. Looks like you're almost to the half-way point. Others more experienced than I will most likely weigh in. View attachment 1091221
Just pulled the water pump and was going to order just the pump without housing. Did you do any work to your valves?