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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative
Funny you should mention that...
All that residue is paint. Hard to tell from the early, pre-machine shop pics, but the inside of the block and oil pan were both painted with a very durable black paint. I've been contemplating whether or not to go to do it again.
Do it, your oil will thank you for it. Use the electrical insulating paint - all the engine builders I've ever read or spoken to call for it, not engine paint.
Some of your pics look like you still have casting sand in some nooks & crannies.
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