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Old 03-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: Head gasket removal technology

Originally Posted by OldNuc View Post
If you had water in with a head bolt then pull the engine from the car and strip the block of all removable parts except the oil gallery plugs and start calling shops to get a price to hot tank, pressure test and measure your block. Should be about $50.00 The square green pads work just fine. Send all the aluminum parts to the hot tank, does not materially increase teh price and makes assembly much more pleasant.
Thanks, OldNuc. If I'm going to have a shop do that work, do I still need to remove the gasket material, or does all that come off nicely in the hot tank?

And if I'm going to replace valve guide seals in the head, is there any reason not to put that in the tank also?
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