while taking my head off a few weeks ago, i had to rock it a bit to get it off the block, now as i`m sort of preparing the bottom end, i notice the water vaines and the head bolt area is full of oil which must have seaped in friom the head, and the oil ways have some ware in it. Ok the oil can be drained out, no probs there, but how do i get the oil out of the water ways, other than smashing a few core plugs?
oh, while i`m at it i`ll also be replacing the water pump, do i need to remove the black metal plate? where the cheapest place i cam get a water pump for a LET?
i`m not taking off the pistons ect etc, but can i clean the crowns? if so what the best way? aso the borse themselves, can i use some fine wet dry to lightly get rid off some of the varnish efect friom the cyl bores? or can i get a honing thing and put it on a drill and go over a few times? may be a silly thing to do...please help!!