I had an early day at work today so when I got home and I started back on the turbo build. I sprayed citrus degreaser on the block, valve cover, intake manifold, main cap and the cylinder head and then pressure washed them to get rid of the oil. Now I washed the cylinder head last night but today using the pressure washer it worked a lot better. I am going to hot tank all the parts after the machining, but it had to be cleaned before sandblasting anyways.
Once everything was cleaned I air dried them and then started masking off the top of the block and the bottom journals so they wouldn’t get damaged during the sandblasting. Now I know a sandblaster could rip of a piece of tape like butter if it’s pointed right at it, but this is just for over spray protection not for direct spray. While sandblasting I will try to be as careful as possible and stay away from those critical areas.
I still have old gasket to take off from the intake manifold and the cylinder head but that can wait till next week when I have more time. I pulled off the valve seals using pliers and then took off the valve seats and put them in the appropriate valve zip lock bag to keep things organized.
D16Z6 Cylinder head degreased and pressure washed, still needing old gasket cleanup.