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#1 J400cbs

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:52 AM

Hi all

Im looking to give my cylinder head a deep clean before painting and was wondering if I was to put it in an industrial drying chamber at work that runs at 180 degrees to thoroughly dry it if it would cause any damage to the head at all?

Thanks

#2 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:06 AM

Well I wouldn't have thought so as the combustion chambers will get hotter than that but see what others say.



#3 Bobbins

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:14 AM

180 deg Celsius is pretty hot for a cylinder head that's not clamped to a block, I'd take more advice before risking it. The combustion heat is very localised and kept in check by the coolant.

#4 Tones61

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:09 PM

I would put it on a house central heating rad ✌

#5 J400cbs

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:44 PM

I would put it on a house central heating rad ✌


Lol, my wife would kill me

#6 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 02:12 PM

 

I would put it on a house central heating rad ✌


Lol, my wife would kill me

 

Well you have to be careful, you don't want to scratch the head.



#7 Algordo1100

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:57 PM

I've had car and bike bits in the oven to dry after cleaning. Fan oven on lowest setting.

The wife loves it when she goes to bake a potato and finds a stripped carburetor in there on a baking tray

#8 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:57 PM

Going slightly off subject my wife actually let me put a flywheel housing in the dishwasher.  Would have been alright if I hadn't scrubbed it with paraffin beforehand.  A hot dishwasher with paraffin in smells marvellous and only took about half a dozen empty cycles before it stopped smelling - she wasn't overly pleased.



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:12 PM

Just use a hair dryer.






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