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Head replacement - cleaning the block

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Subject: Head replacement - cleaning the block
From: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:37:19 -0500
My head came back from the machine shop, so I'm ready to reconnect it and try 
the car again.  When I took the head off, I put a light coating of oil on the 
block and pistons so they wouldn't rust while the head was out.  I had scraped 
the block with a chisel to remove the old gasket material, but there's a little 
bit that was stubborn still there.  There's also some carbon on top of the 
pistons and a small ring of carbon (I think) at the top of the cylinders.

How should I clean everything before replacing the head?

Also, should I use anti-seize on the head studs?  Anything else I should do 
that isn't in the manual?


--Steve (1980 MGB)

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