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Old 10-16-2017, 01:03 PM
loomdog32 loomdog32 is offline
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Default I never want to clean a valve cover again!!!!

I think I have the 3.0 V6 permanently implanted in my brain now...

What I did....

Sprayed each cover down with Carb Cleaner on the inside to make easy cleanup of the milkshake. 5 min each. Let the liquid drain into the oil bucket for recycling.

Couple days later (this morning), I took the Wally World brand Engine Part Dedreaser and Green Scrub Pad and started scrubbing these annoying things.

This is about when my father-in-law decides to bring out the air compressor. Pressure wash using the purple stuff and water.

The intake looks amazing!!
The Valve Covers.. Well, they are finally clean..

And other assorted engine parts got a fresh coat of paint.

Should have the NEW heads from the machine shop by Thursday, so, hopefully, Ill have a running truck this weekend!! YAY!!
91 Ranger XLT 3.0l v6 Regular Cab
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:05 AM
Mike69 Mike69 is offline
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Default Re: I never want to clean a valve cover again!!!!

When I cleaned the valve covers off my 2000 Ranger when I replaced the heads on my 4.0 I used engine degreaser & the carb cleaner, came out very clean. Then I painted them Ford blue.

2000 Ranger Extd Cab XLT, 4X4 Off Road, 4.0L, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's (My DD)
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