head gasket remover

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head gasket remover

Post by SAILOR » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:06 am

Any one have any hits, tricks, or suggestions on how to remove the head gasket material without scarring the soft aluminum head? Is there any gasket remover stuff I can buy, or solvent that will make it easier. Also what kind of scrapper can I user. Is there any kind of plastic scaper that I can put in my electric drill that is safe to mechanically remove the old head gasket material?

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Re: head gasket remover

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:19 am

You can buy chemical foam gasket remover that you put on the gasket, let sit, and it helps remove it - you can see it being used here on a front engine cover:


Plastic scrapers can get large chunks of gasket off, and I find Scotchbrite sponges work really well at getting remnants off without doing any damage to the surface:


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