I used brake cleaner and a wire brush to clean it up, then I used high heat red and painted over the letters, after that I taped off the letters with masking tape and cut them out with an Exacto knife and painted the rest with high heat silver. The paint was Dupli-Color ceramic engine enamel ratted at 500 F. About 3 coats of each color, the block was painted with the same paint, only black.

As long as the RTV doesn't block an oil passage you should be ok. I used RTV only on the oil pan, The gasket kit only came with 1 gasket and with the windage tray you need 2. On the valve cover I would just use a new gasket.


Last edited by DennisThompson; 12/24/09 12:41 AM.

95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.