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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today... in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; If you want to keep your mechanic (or yourself) preoccupied during the engine overhaul.... Bar's Leak is your friend! Coming ...
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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    If you want to keep your mechanic (or yourself) preoccupied during the engine overhaul.... Bar's Leak is your friend! Coming along great Faded! Keep up the great work!

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Crest View Post
    What is the best way to remove carbon buildup from the tops of the pistons?

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    This is what I dug out of the water jackets... Stop leak granules. For anybody who thinks this stuff will help a leaky head gasket or stripped bolts, I have bad news for you... It was all gathered at the bottom of the #1 and #8 cylinder jackets. None of it was attached to the head gaskets or the head bolts.



    The Best way I've found is to use BP blaster Bolt penetrant or Rust bust on the tops of the pistons. Just spray it on there, let it sit on the pistions and soak into the carbon and then use a tooth brush and scrape the carbon right off. Leaves the pistons clean.......

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Good suggestion, thanks!. Actually I should have thought of that myself since I use PB blaster to clean grimy sewing machines that I refurbish.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Crest View Post
    What is the best way to remove carbon buildup from the tops of the pistons?

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    This is what I dug out of the water jackets... Stop leak granules. For anybody who thinks this stuff will help a leaky head gasket or stripped bolts, I have bad news for you... It was all gathered at the bottom of the #1 and #8 cylinder jackets. None of it was attached to the head gaskets or the head bolts.

    thats just nasty!!!!!! if its that bad I would back flush the radiator and heater core
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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    GM has a concentrated formula that you can let sit on them then suck out ... it's meant to be done while the engine is assembled so you can immediately run the engine to burn off the excess fluid that doesn't get sucked up

    i'm not sure if it would or wouldn't be recommended to use in this kind of situation
    i believe that AJ posted the TSB ...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/northstar-performance-technical-discussion/110708-how-clean-piston-rings-my-way.html

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Thanks Chris, that's interesting. I wish the pics were still there. I'm with you, I wonder if it is safe with the engine apart. I guess I can always rely on the WOT technique to clear the rings after it's running again.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    I would assume that it would be okay as long as you changed the oil as well (which you are going to do anyways)
    and didn't let it just sit there for days and days
    do it just before you do the assembly so any residual concentrate that doesn't get sucked back up won't be sitting for that long before you get a chance to burn it off
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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Thanks again... By the way the parts just got here. Thanks!

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    cool... let me know if there's anything else that i can help with
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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Chris to the rescue!

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    Three cheers for Chris!!!

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Okay, the toothbrush and PB Blaster is working, but...v-e-r-y... s-l-o-w-l-y... Is there anything wrong with using a brass brush to get the real thick stuff off? This is going to take me several hours at this pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTahoe View Post
    thats just nasty!!!!!! if its that bad I would back flush the radiator and heater core
    Actually I'm replacing both.

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    Re: 98 ETC Head Gasket project started today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Crest View Post
    Okay, the toothbrush and PB Blaster is working, but...v-e-r-y... s-l-o-w-l-y... Is there anything wrong with using a brass brush to get the real thick stuff off? This is going to take me several hours at this pace. use a razor blade and a shop vac for the heavy carbon, Than try carb cleaner on a rag

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    Actually I'm replacing both.
    use a razor blade and a shop vac for the heavy carbon, Than try carb cleaner on a rag

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