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head bolt trick

Postby coppersmythe » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:02 am

hello all from the deep south . I'm not sure if this is "new" , but i was trying to figure out how to really clean the holes for the head bolts . After "chasing" them with a threader ( tap) , they still seemed dirty . vacuumed . ran a pipe cleaner with acetone , worked ok . then spotted my gun cleaning kit . 30 caliber brass brush first , and then a few swipes with the 2" square cloths dipped in acetone and wow , ready for the bolts with sealer. coppersmythe..................
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Re: head bolt trick

Postby tst » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:25 am

should run a tap in the holes, the threads get corroded and break the bolts as you found out, you need the tap to cut the crap out of the threads

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