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Old 11-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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A putty knife often works well, just hit both corners with a file or grinder to round them a little. Other items on hand that can work are flat bladed screwdrivers and don't laugh but a cheap SS butterknife also works.

If the pistons are out, then as mentioned soaking in solvent is really good as most of the carbon will just fall off after an overnight soak but if it is still in the motor and the head is off careful scraping is usually the way to go.
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