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Old 06-14-2017, 03:18 AM   #43
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Harbor freight, got the blast gun and the corse media for twenty five bucks a piece. The media should be enough to last a lifetime.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:11 PM   #44
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Moved back up as a comparison to the sefoam cleaning thread.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:44 PM   #45
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Spring cleaning bump!
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:01 PM   #46
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Are you planning on doing another cleaning this year and posting pics? Also do you use a clean side separator?

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Old 03-27-2018, 07:33 PM   #47
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I remember doing this to my LLT way back in the day. Definitely a huge improvement.

I'd also like to point out that I was using a catch can the whole time and still ended up with some valve coking. It was a lot of manual labor on the LLT as the intake valves are positioned differently and I couldn't get a good angle to blast with walnut shells. For anyone with an LFX, that $50 for the blaster is a great idea!
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:27 PM   #48
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Are you planning on doing another cleaning this year and posting pics? Also do you use a clean side separator?

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I plan on at least taking a look as I am gonna take off my intake manifold for additional porting. May clean them. Will take pics and post. I currently am not running a clean side separator.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #49
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The V-6 performance group on Facebook asked me about this so I bumped it up
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:08 AM   #50
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:13 AM   #51
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I am curious what tools are really needed. I didn't realize at first that the gun was an air tool. I am planning to be like most of the people here and making use of the local Harbor Freight. From what I see here, I think I need the following:

-Compressor
-Air hose
-Blast gun
-Walnut media

What is an appropriate size compressor to have in the garage? I have wanted one anyway. I used to have a wheelbarrow-style one that was just awkward to store, so I am looking for something a little smaller.

If there is anything else I am missing, please do let me know. I am open to suggestions. I am also curious how to turn the engine to make sure the valves being cleaned are indeed closed.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:03 AM   #52
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I am also curious how to turn the engine to make sure the valves being cleaned are indeed closed.
(Make sure engine is in N) Pull the plugs, throw a 19MM and a breaker bar on the crankshaft bolt, and rotate clockwise.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:39 AM   #53
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A small compressor will work. You will just have to wait a minute for it to build up. I used a small 4 gallon tank, with with 2.5 cfm. But I recommend getting the 16 or 24 gallon and at least 4 cfm. They have oil less one that size for under 200. Oil using compressors are more powerful and cheaper but require maintenance.
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:27 PM   #54
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How much do you think a shop might charge to do this process? I am renting, and don't have the time or space to do it myself.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:10 AM   #55
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How much do you think a shop might charge to do this process? I am renting, and don't have the time or space to do it myself.
It’s not real cheap, I think Tracy Lewis said his shop charges 400.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:10 AM   #56
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I rotated and enhanced one of your before pictures.
yes,
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