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How to Shell Blast Intake Valves - SS

Old 01-21-2019, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by m_ridzon View Post
Changing oil would not have changed the outcome. The drips that made it to the crankcase sat in there for several days while I completed the job. Their fumes were enough to start the damage.
Then maybe one should do a little research for a Cleaner Product that would do the job safely.
The can of carb cleaner should have the Bad Ingredients listed as a guide to work with.
For what the damage can be should certainly justify some serious time to check this issue out first.
Lots of products are on the market to take a look at.

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Old 01-21-2019, 08:14 PM
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Would be very interested to see the 'melted rear seal'..............
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sleeper View Post
Would be very interested to see the 'melted rear seal'..............
It's in his other thread, post #97.
https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/prob...-61107/page10/
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:57 PM
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Thank You George- I see that now. Wow !!
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:15 PM
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We will have our ideas and opinions, so let’s just leave it at that.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:42 AM
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We will have our ideas and opinions, so letís just leave it at that.
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Thank you for that consideration. And I won't stir matters much more. I would only add one other piece of information...If contrary ideas and opinions lurk about the condition of the rear main seal (e.g., my conclusion was incorrect and it was caused by something else like old age), I might add that other "brand new" topside (i.e., valve cover area) seals that were installed after the blasting job, displayed similar degradation. They were exposed to the fumes of the chemical for several days while the job was finished and finally broke down when the engine was started.

In any case, we all are entitled to our ideas and opinions. I have zero doubt about what happened in this matter and some (not all) in other forums and conversations have confirmed/agreed with my conclusions based on their similar experiences with carb cleaner. And I merely wanted to share with anyone else who may stroll by the How-To article, so they could be fully informed about the risks. Knowledge is power and the passerby then has to judge for themselves about the knowledge shared with them.
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