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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2015, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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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
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Re: 6.0 block deck scratched

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.
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Ok so you dont think that the small scratch is going to hurt it im not looking to get major hp out of it i just want it to be reliable and i might add a tuner to it some day
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Re: 6.0 block deck scratched

Scratches from a razor used to clean the old gasket off will in no way shape or form cause a issue with sealing.

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Re: 6.0 block deck scratched

I agree. Think about it, they allow something like .004 warpage.
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Ok thanks anyone know how much the ford gasket will take up for inperfections from what iv been told the head and the deck gota be perfect unlike some of the older rigs iv worked on
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Ok thanks guys for the info i just wanna do this project once so im trying to do it the best way i can for the least amount of cash
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I did not see that you said you couldnt catch a nail on it, my fault. It shouldnt be any issues.

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Thanks guys i wish i could post a pic of it but i cant figure out how too on here lol
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