alsfarms Posted June 7, 2015 Share Posted June 7, 2015 I have purchased an antique Nash with an overhead valve 8 engine and about 22,000 miles. I ran it shortly to load the car and it does run good. It has no smoke or bad sounds either. Supposedly, the engine has never been messed with from new. I have determined that I should pull the valve cover for a good clean and then flush to try to get any sludge and grime moved to the pan. Is it a good practice to use gasoline as a solvent or would a diesel/gas blend be better. I have used gas before but on an engine that I did not care about as much and much cheaper to rebuild. Should I be using pipe cleaners to push through the oil drain galleys? I am concerned that I may push sludge into a port that I shouldn't. Finally, I will remove the pan for a serious cleaning. I suppose it is a good idea to use a light oil, after cleaning, to pre-lube the rod bearings and mains. I do not plan to upset any bearings unless something looks wrong, based on the low mileage. What material is recommended to cut new gaskets for the valve cover and pan gasket, rubber or cork? Does anyone have tricks to make this job as rewarding and fun as possible.....other than just a greasy job while laying on ones back (I do not have a lift).Al Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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