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Pretty straight forward from here. Clean all of the surfaces really well, don't use a steel brush or razor blade if you can avoid it. Lint free rags in all of the openings to keep debree out. I would use a brass wire brush as you will be less likely to scratch the surfaces. As long as you're in there I would clean of all the carbon deposits also. You might want to put the straight edge on it again after you've cleaned everything off, you could be getting a false reading. Check the cam chain guides and replace if needed. Use a good quality gasket, preferably OEM, place sealant where the manual calls for it. Don't skimp out on this or you will be right back where you started, or worse. Follow the torquing order for the head bolts. Again, as long as your in there you might as well check your valve clearances. I'm guessing if you are this far down into your motor then you are fairly confident in your abilities. Everything I posted is going to be for the most part common sense, but it doesn't hurt to put it out there anyways.
Last edited by Smalls599; 06-18-2016 at 12:56 AM.