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hi every one... I just got done ripping of my heads from a gen 1 ford taurus... the car has been sitting for about 1 1/2 years with blown heads (just never got around to doing the job). Any way, I have succesfully removed the heads and found this crap in the cylinder.

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see that crap on the side of the cylinders... it seems to be left over oil that has solidified... is there any way I can safely remove it? what should I use to clean them!

for those of you intrested on what they look like when I ripped em off

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any who... I plan on taking the heads to a machine shop and getting them looked at. if worse comes to worse, I might need to buy new heads.
 

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OMG that is a gruesome sight!! Reminds me of a scene from ALIENS when the baby alien rips out of the guys stomach. :eyecrazy:

p.s. what did you do: Climb on top of your car to take the pics?
 

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Use paper towels to get all the anti-freeze out and wipe the crud out.

Then use a plastic trowel to get what will come out with that.

then use a brass or aluminum scraper to get the rest.

finally clean it up with a scotchbrite pad

Good luck

Mike
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Just got done replacing heads on a 94 3.0 Vulcan. I recommend getting them from J and C Cylinder Head Exchange on eBay. I paid $195 (shipping included) for a new rebuilt pair.

I would also recommend taking out each tappet and disassembling and cleaning them. Of course if you're rich, you can just buy new ones.
 

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That stuff on the upper right hand side of the blown headgasket cylinder appears to be rust to me.

When I bought my 94 sable, it had been sitting for a few years with blown headgaskets. There was no rust on the cylinder walls, but there was a light oxidation, it was a dark grey color. There was also very mild rust on the sides of some of the engine internals, but not an any of the friction surfaces.

If it was me, i'd clean the area up with a rag and then just run the engine. I don't know if that's a stupid idea or not, so if it is, then obviously, don't do it. But it seems mild enough to just let the engine clean it up.

But that does look like rust, if you look closely, you can see where it sharply ends above where the cylinder was filled with coolant. Looks like moisture which evaporated from the coolant collected on the cylinder walls and rusted it a bit.
 
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