Hi their doing my first 6.0 head gasket job and i was lookin to see what everyone on here has to say about cleaning the block up to get ready for new head gaskets whats the best way i already did one side with a razor blade and a flat honeing stone the only thing is i got to reading on some forums and they say any small scratchs can cause leaks well i looked it over and i do have a few veery verry light scratches from the razor blade like you cant even catch a finger nail on them but they are around where the cylinder seals im not sure if this is somthing i should be worried about or if it will be ok and the gasket will seal it up and id like to get your ideas on how to do the other side thanks
Only two ways around this. Pull the motor, disassemble, have the block decked. Or just clean it nicely with some 3M green FIBER wheels and let her rip. Add O rings to heads if you want, too. Make sure you use the new ARP lube and torque in 3 equal steps to 210 ft/lbs.