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Oil spilt down headbolt holes - problem?

synoptica

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Hey guys,

Been playing with the 202 I picked up the other day - bottom end is fantastic but the bores have seen better days. It was a rebuilt job 12 months or so ago - but has been dormant for most of this time and not sealed properly.

I chucked a bit of oil down the bores and let it sit for a bit, then rotated it by hand - and let the oil overflow over the top of the bores :rolleyes:

So there's a bit of oil down my headbolt holes now - how much of a problem is this going to present?

Cheers,
Chris.
 

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I was told that if you don't remove the oil/gunk from the headbolt holes when you then insert and tighten the bolts it can create a lot of pressure in the holes and stop you torquing the bolts properly. It is even possible to crack the block...
 

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Hrm - how does one clean them out, then? :)
 

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synoptica said:
..snip..

So there's a bit of oil down my headbolt holes now - how much of a problem is this going to present?

Cheers,
Chris.
get it out ..suction or blow if

coz my bro had some of this happen
and he went..NO worries
yeah right
he broke a head bolt in one:bang:
and then next bolt he tried in that hole (after removing the
busted one)..hyraulic'd the block
split it:ranting:
 

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Some of the head bolt holes go straight into the water jackets on a 202 so the oil should go straight through. If you haven't got compressed air to blow the oil out of the holes, just poke a bit of rag in the holes with a screwdriver to push the oil out.
 

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Oh yeah... why didn't I think of that? I have a compressor and air gun in the garage :p

This isn't one of the holes that goes to a jacket though, first thing I checked :)
 
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