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Old 02-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #21
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I cleaned a cylinderhead in the dishwasher not too long ago, high temp/steam program. You should be fine.

Thank you Oscar...I just figured out how I'm cleaning mine after I finish the porting and valve lapping.


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Lol she didn't... if she woulda done the dishes, it wouldn't have happened.

This is so win for me...my wife is Mexican and doesn't believe in dishwashers. Ours has literally just sat there in the 5 years we have owned the house. I was about to rip it out and build her some shelves there, but will wait until I'm done with motor build.


I wonder if I could fit the 1.6L block in there....
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Pics of cleaned filter...
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pics of block in dishwasher lol
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I was about to rip it out and build her some shelves there, but will wait until I'm done with motor build.


I wonder if I could fit the 1.6L block in there....
You mean rip it out and install shelves in the kitchen, THEN install dishwasher in garage, right? Wayyyyyyyy cheaper than buying a jetwash cabinet like most machine shops have.
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You mean rip it out and install shelves in the kitchen, THEN install dishwasher in garage, right? Wayyyyyyyy cheaper than buying a jetwash cabinet like most machine shops have.
Is that what the shops really do when they "hot tank" them?

I was worried about putting the block in there after honing the cylinders and promoting surface rust.
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My wife would kill me if I even touched the dish washer.
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Ok, the "clean" filter, FYI, thats the cleanest it has been in about 50k, its been on there for about 120k.
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Is that what the shops really do when they "hot tank" them?

I was worried about putting the block in there after honing the cylinders and promoting surface rust.
"Hot-tanking" is a process almost never done these days because of environmental issues. About the only people I know still using an actual hot-tank are plating shops. What machine shops generally have now is a "jet-wash" cabinet that works pretty damn much like a dishwasher, just built large/heavy-duty enough to stick big-blocks in. The soap we use in ours has built in "anti-rust" stuff though things will still flash rust if you don't blow them down and oil them fairly quickly. We'll generally wash stuff both before and after it goes out for machining, then hand clean/blow out oil passages, cylinder bores, just to be sure.
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That's what I thought. We actually have (2) plating lines here at work...and I'd thought about sending mine through the cleaning tank, but I imagine there's enough phosphorous and zinc contamination from the barrel cycles to make it not a good idea.

I wish I had thought to put them in beforehand...would make machining much easier. I didn't want to do a hand clean twice though, so am saving the elbow grease for when I'm done.


Filter turned out decent, but I still prefer my actual K&N kit, finally dropped the $13 and don't regret it.
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I have heard of this done before but they put the filter cleaner on before putting it in the dishwasher and it turned out great.
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Ah carp. I recently sold an extra dishwasher I had, not even realizing something cool could be done with it. I'll bet it works great...
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Dishwasher airfilter makes me think of

"Interior Crocodile"
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Ha ha it was far cleaner the second time through, some douche pickle at work is paying me 30 bucks to put it on his automatic sunfire.... ECOTECH POWER
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