head gasket remover


Technical information and Q&A applicable to all years and models of Goldwings
  • Sponsored Links
SAILOR
Posts: 117
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:24 am
Location: lakewood,wa
Motorcycle: 1984 honda goldwing

head gasket remover

Postby 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?



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17050
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: head gasket remover

Postby 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:

Image

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:

Image


Return to “Tech Talk”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest