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how to clean pistons

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by GSRCRXsi, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    ok well ive got these pistons and im pretty certain i need to clean them out before putting rings on them and installing them into the block. now my question is, how do i clean them? what can i use to get into the little grooves that the rings sit in?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i would use parts cleaner and a tooth brush....
     
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    yea id thought of a toothbrush, but im not sure it will be able to adequetly get in those grooves. anyone have any tips that is proven to work?
     
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    thats what the parts cleaner is for....it will break up the dirt...btw a piston should not be that dirty
     
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    yea i heard that somewhere else too, seems like a good way to do it :)

    ive also been told that letting them soak in carb cleaner or parts cleaner for a while works wonders too.

    and formby, they arent that dirty, i just want them blingin before i install them so they look new again :)
     
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