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Old 01-03-2009, 11:26 PM
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I just had my head resurfaced, they took of .007 inches.

Now i have metal shavings in my cylinder head. how do i clean this out?

is a chemical bath the only way? i tried using my air compressor to blow it out but it wont come out.

I have shavings in the oil passages and coolant jacket, as well as a little bit around the valve passages (in the intake manifold).
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:02 AM
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Uh, I would have thought they would clean that up at the shop...
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they should have cleaned it for you like said. IMO you should have the entire thing pulled and cleaned if you do infact have metal shavings in your oil now. could be real bad down the road.
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try and spray the whole head down with carb cleaner or brake cleaner and see if that helps, if it doesn't the head will need to be disassembled and cleaned
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Back to the shop.
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thanks for the input. i didnt dare try to put the head back on before it was cleaned, so i have no shavings in my oil.

i'm going to have to find another shop to do the cleanup work, the first shop is giving me the run around. is cleaning typically included as part of the milling process? i guess its my fault for not asking about it before i had the work done... still i cant help but feel i'm being ripped off. i paid 55$ for a very minor milling job and got an unusably dirty part back.
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they will usually blow it off but any kind of heavy cleaning they will charge you extra for
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:37 PM
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Poor customer service. Do a proper and COMPLETE job.
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