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Author Topic: Bolt Hole Cleaning Method  (Read 527 times)

attkrlufy

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« on: September 21, 2009, 03:47:31 AM »

Anyone got a good one?  I'm mostly done tearing down the top of my 360 and before I put anything back (timing cover, water pump, intake, valve cover, valve rocker-rails, etc.) I want to clean out all the bolt holes to make sure there's no trapped oil or other gunk in them.
 
Anyone have a good way to clean out all those bolt holes?  Is there a specific product made for that or do I have to rig something together?
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 04:52:08 AM »

Squirt the   %^$#   out of them with brake cleaner and use gun cleaning brushes (very cheap at Walmart).  Finish up the job with bottoming taps and reclean with compressed air.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 07:06:55 AM »

can't add much to that..... except maybe use Berkbile 2+2 Gum cutter carb spray instead.....this stuff will remove ANYTHING

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 07:24:45 AM »

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Squirt the   %^$#   out of them with brake cleaner and use gun cleaning brushes (very cheap at Walmart).  Finish up the job with bottoming taps and reclean with compressed air.
 
Yep. . .what he and BOB said.
 
Just be careful with the 2+2 around paint.
 
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 09:58:31 AM »

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Squirt the   %^$#   out of them with brake cleaner and use gun cleaning brushes (very cheap at Walmart).  Finish up the job with bottoming taps and reclean with compressed air.
 
That's the way my Buddy "Big John" does it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 10:11:10 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
 

Shaddup you....

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 12:06:48 PM »

Remember. . .the Rod Bolts are left handed.  That means you have to put the nuts on with your left hand from the right side.    
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2009, 09:10:54 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO
Remember. . .the Rod Bolts are left handed.  That means you have to put the nuts on with your left hand from the right side.    

Why does that sound like a "reach-around"??

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 05:38:01 AM »

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Squirt the   %^$#   out of them with brake cleaner and use gun cleaning brushes (very cheap at Walmart).  Finish up the job with bottoming taps and reclean with compressed air.
Oh, yeah.    The gun brush makes a ton of sense.  That's a great tip.
 
I'm a little concered about the bottoming taps, though.  I've never used them, before.  Can I screw up the bolt holes if I don't use the tap correctly, or are they pretty much idiot-proof?
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 06:25:11 AM »

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... or are they pretty much idiot-proof?

 
I use them...
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 07:18:29 AM »

If they thread in pretty easy to the bottom, you're OK.  If you have to work at it then you have to check and see if the threads are boogered inside or you're crossing them.  If you cleaned it like described above, the tap should just thread in with your fingers.  A drop of oil on the tap will do wonders too.
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 04:27:11 AM »

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So much for keeping it clean
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