Hi Friends, You know a while back I saw a friend/master mechanic put some stuff he called Liquid Glass into the cooling system of a Chevy Camero , and sealMessage 1 of 10 , Jan 31View SourceHi Friends,You know a while back I saw a friend/master mechanic put some stuff he called "Liquid Glass" into the cooling system of a Chevy Camero , and seal up head gasket leak just fine. He said you buy it from a pharmacy. It hardens when it hits air(?), I think. I bet it's a nitemare getting the heads off of that motor, if you ever need to. I don't think I'd go that way, but if it is an advertised product, they must have a web site, or/and a phone number. Call and ask them?Kindest regards,Poppa JackOn Jan 31, 2013, at 4:48 PM, johnbarrett4137 wrote:
>Nick, Whilst I have not used K-seal on a trophy, I three months ago put a bottle in my partners citreon saxo VTR as it had classic head gasket failure symptoms IE losing water and oily radiator cap, plus intermitant miss from cold start. To date no symptoms now showing, she runs cool doesnt lose any water and the miss is completely cured. I had never used this product before but couldnt be assed to do the head gasket. Very impressed so far. Jubba 92 dark blue 1200
Hi John and all, The other day I asked john if he had a drill, maybe I ought to explain. I made a tool that I used in my vertical mill, drill press okay also,Message 1 of 10 , Feb 1View SourceHi John and all,
The other day I asked john if he had a drill, maybe I ought to explain. I made a tool that I used in my vertical mill, drill press okay also, to compress the valve spring so the retaining clips could be taken out. One of the reasons these engine last so long is it doesn't take much pressure to compress the valve springs. I could almost to it with my thumbs. I didn't want to rent a big clumsy auto valve removal tool. So I made one.
How do other folks get the clips out? Oh, I did the valve lapping method with 2 valve compounds and a suction cup by hand, not machine.
"John F" wrote:
I'm planning on cleaning up the head, pistons and valves myself.
I'm inclined to do this myself but would really value your opinions.
Hi John You asked for our two pence worth and I was reminded of doing this job on a Lotus car engine a long time ago. One useful tool was ... a two penceMessage 1 of 10 , Feb 5View SourceHi John
You asked for our two pence worth and I was reminded of doing this job on a Lotus car engine a long time ago. One useful tool was ... a two pence piece... which I thought was made of soft copper so it wouldn't scratch the aluminium when I was scraping carbon deposits off the head. I don't think they are copper, but it didn't scratch the aluminium. I don't know if any of your coins are soft metal. Gold would be good... I lapped the valves by hand with a rubber suction cap on a wooden stick, rubbing it between mt palms as if I was trying to start a fire, but quite gently. It didn't take long. I think it would be too easy to overdo it with a drill.
Miles BBBS 95
> I'm planning on cleaning up the head, pistons and valves myself. I'm just going to follow Haynes as well as do a little internet research about cleaning valves. Any advice? A trusted friend suggested I send the head out to an experienced motorcycle mechanic to have him remove the carbon deposits, clean everything up, and reassemble.
> I'm inclined to do this myself but would really value your opinions. Thanks for giving me your two pence worth...
> John F
> Mpls-St Paul
> 1996 Trophy 1200
> 2012 Bonneville 865