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Old 01-02-2012, 12:07 AM
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I removed the right exhaust riser and hoses. Before I reinstall I need to know how much I need to clean the riser and manifold. Do I need to clean all this dark muck and rust off the surface it's hard and didn't want to come off. I would need to steel wool, wire brush or file it off. Do you think this is clean enough or do I need to clean this all the way down to shiny metal?
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:09 AM
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I've seen risers on this site a lot worse than yours are!....I would leave them ''as is'', of course you could spend 100+hours cleaning the insides to get them to look like new but that wouldn't lead to them functioning that much better.
Only thing I would do is sand the mating surface with a polishing disc before re-installing gaskets.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:40 AM
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That was my questions do I need to clean the mating surfaces on the exhaust manifold and exhaust riser smooth before I put them back together? I tried with a wire brush and steel wool and this is as clean as I could get the riser surface after 15 minutes? Should I go cleaner or will the gaskets seal it, the mating surface defenitely isn't smooth.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:54 AM
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That was my questions do I need to clean the mating surfaces on the exhaust manifold and exhaust riser smooth before I put them back together? I tried with a wire brush and steel wool and this is as clean as I could get the riser surface after 15 minutes? Should I go cleaner or will the gaskets seal it, the mating surface defenitely isn't smooth.
I typically use sandpaper maybe 120 grit, thereabout..... Then I also use an old screwdriver, and even a window scraper. Anything to get down to bare shiney metal. Seems and looks like you have it fairly clean. Your mileage may vary.... I'd spend a little more time cleaning the residue. This is the tedious part of the job. Yes, scrape a little more...(IMHO). Make it shine like a new nickel...

When you feel it's clean and the gaskets will seal, then button it up and call it a day.

Use anti-sieze on the threaded connectors for the riser(s) to manifold and the hose connections back to the exhaust end of the riser(s).

If this is on a PCM, there is one particular direction the gasket goes for the block-out end.

PCM FORD AND PCM GM SMALL BLOCKS
The blocked water passage goes towards the exhaust outlet. (cite: www.skidim.com )

You're getting there. Sandpaper and a scraper...

Here's an older engine I did a few months back... the darker places are bad light in the picture. I got 99.9% of the old gasket off.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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Thanks Cloaked. I will get out the sanding block and 120 paper and get to work. I still have to do the manifold side too.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:42 PM
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Permatex (and several others) make a spray on gasket remover.

http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...et_Remover.htm
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:22 PM
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priming trailer

Finished priming the trailer.... Next up paint.... this is after hours of wire brushing, sanding, and scraping - (Just by brush but I dont have a place to put the boat off the trailer nor the means to lift it off... Ideally I would have removed the boat, blasted and powdercoated)

If anything its been a good workout!

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:30 PM
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Finished priming the trailer.... Next up paint.... this is after hours of wire brushing, sanding, and scraping - (Just by brush but I dont have a place to put the boat off the trailer nor the means to lift it off... Ideally I would have removed the boat, blasted and powdercoated)

If anything its been a good workout!

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:56 PM
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Installation of latch for cooler locker

My 2010 X-14v did not come with the (now standard) latch for the cooler locker. I had ordered one from MC this Summer and finally got around to installing today. What a convenient feature! Easy access to the cooler, grabbing multiple cold ones for friends!
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:07 PM
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