Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?


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Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?

Postby velvetrider » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:56 am



Heads off, need a little input/suggestions,, I am not in possession of a V. compression tool. I am sure there is someone here who knows of an alternative to get the valves out. Also. What is the easiest.
best way to get block CLEAN for new head gaskets.? You'd think after doing this a couple times I'd have the answers. Maybe it do, but I am currently having trouble remembering what I had to eat last night for supper, much less how I did this 3 years ago. "getting old beats the alternative"
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Re: Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:50 am

Using a C- clamp and a cut length of pipe as shown in this article will suffice to remove the valves:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14868
I used a FLAT piece of board with 100 grit metal sand paper. I sprayed the board with contact cement and glued the 100 grit to the board and keeping it all level used this to clean up the surface. You don't need a lot of pressure and go slow- it does work.
It helps to "worry" the old gasket off first ( razor blades and a lot of cursing) before cleaning up the surface.
Let us know how it goes. Regards, Johnny

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Re: Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:13 am

for the heads sand paper glued to glass ..for level sanding. nice circular motion..heads harder but the same will work if you are careful. bonding the glass to wood or metal backer makes it stronger. Most solvents will clean of the gasket off w/o issues..brake cleaner, BJ blaster, paint remover..etc.
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Re: Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?

Postby sportsfreaked » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:28 am

They do make a gasket remover spray that I have used and it works amazingly well. It makes getting old gaskets off a breeze. You can find it at any auto parts store. best of luck. Ed
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

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Re: Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:05 pm

And while your in there try this: http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32916
Easy to do and well worth the time. Regards, Johnny

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Re: Cleaning the block & Valve compression tool?

Postby velvetrider » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:03 pm

you guys roc.. thanks,,,that site, John that site Naked Goldwing Club is a wealth to information.
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