View Full Version : Dishwasher Vs Head... Who Will Survive?

11-21-2010, 10:23 PM
Well, trying something new here, cleaning the head in a dish washer... thoughts? Will get after pictures when it is done...





11-21-2010, 11:19 PM
hows that coming along? lol, Im curious, might take mine to the cleaners :P

11-21-2010, 11:57 PM
Permanent oil film on dishes....

11-22-2010, 12:13 AM
Nah, I will run the washer a few times after to clean that....

Hipster Lawrence
11-22-2010, 01:39 AM
It works good I did my ITBs that way.

11-22-2010, 01:40 AM
It works good I did my ITBs that way.

did you use regular soap detergent? I was thinking of putting some laundry soap in there.

The Captain
11-22-2010, 02:49 AM
Purple power in a plastic tub. It'll look like new.

Here's my parents 5S sludge bomb before:


$20 for a 5 gallon bucket at Advance/Autozone. $8 for the tub that fit the head perfect. Let soak for a few days.

11-22-2010, 03:35 AM
oh wow captain, I though purple power would eat the aluminum... I may need to try that, the dishwasher isnt doing to well on removing the heavy carbon build up on the bottom. So just let it soak for a couple days with out touching it at all?

The Captain
11-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Yep, it's automatic! You'll find little clumps of crusty white stuff afterwards in nooks. My guess is it has something to do with the dis-similar metals. Just make sure you remove them. But yeah, didn't do a thing. I couldn't believe it. A local engine shop told me the trick. In the end I pulled the valves out to replace the seals. Blow out all the oil passages with compressed air and use assembly lube. I want to say I left it in there 3-4 days. I would on occasion tilt the tub back and forth for a little agitation. Maybe once a day.