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i recently ripped open the bottom end on an old d16a6 and it smelt and looked burnt

is that oil deprivation from the previous owner?

also would a hot tank job be able to clean it up or is it unusable?

pics coming soon
 

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u try to clean the block? or clean the thing as a whole?

if u want to clean it on the cheap bake it in an over at about 200 and the second u take it out blast it with oven cleaner rinse and repeat
 

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Get some degreaser from your auto parts store. spray the crap out of it, wait 10-15 mins and then wash it with a pressure washer, this will get the majority of oil and grime off. repeat the process to clean it better. Once this is done you can clean up the block some more by using a sand blaster. I did mine like this and came out like the image below. Be warned make sure you mask off any critical area's from sandblasting like bearing surfaces and gasket surfaces.

 

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thanks for the replies guys

when i types hot tank i meant jet wash i guess hot tank is more commonly used

ill just sent it into a shop and get it jet washed

thanks again
 

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At a local machine shop at home, they dunk a head or small block for ~$20. That is less expensive than some of the cleaners that people buy to clean thier blocks, and it will be cleaner that you can get it, most likely.
 

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true as fk
haha
sorry guys but i was kinda unclear im not only talking about the block im talking also about the internals as well heres a pic



will the jet washing get rid of all that burnt crap on the girdle?
 

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any suggestions on cleaning out the water jacket?
if its too expensive i think ill just clean the thing out myself and take it to the shop only for bore/hone
unfortunately i doubt i can get it jet washed for 20 bucks down here in hawaii
but ill have to check up on pricing
 

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pricing here
105 dollars for a jet washing of the block

do you guys recommend balancing the whole engine at a shop?
im not aiming too high for HP goals

its gonna be an OEM/Mild Rebuild
stock valvetrain
bisi cam
stock bottom end with p29 pistons
 
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