[Vwdiesel] Cleaning Head Bolt Holes ?

gary gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jun 23 14:07:19 EDT 2004

A can of Brake Cleaner.

Cover all of the other holes, then stick the squirt tube down to the
bottom of the hole and let her rip!

Clean the threads with a suitable tap, and repeat.

Blows all of the gunk out and leaves no residue.

I suppose compressed air would work, but won't dissolve anything.


On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 14:05, Michael Alexander wrote:
> Am about to do a head gasket on a 1.6.
> What is the best way to remove the crud from the bottom of the head bolt holes
> in the block?
> m alexander

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