I have recently removed my 71 Supers Engine. The intent was to replace cylinders, pistons and heads to improve efficiency and stop some heavy oil leaks.  I have the engine torn down to the block now, and I noticed after I removed the generator stand that there was a severe build up of crud on the oil deflector gasket, and further investigation shows a lot of oil sludge build up in general.  I really do not want to split the case, as I am lacking some of the tools needed, and also the time.  Is there anything that I can soak inside the case with, and flush through the bottom end to remove the crud?  What about the use of SeaFoam or other crankcase additives.  Again, the objective is really to safely remove this build up without splitting the case....  Please advise.
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Maybe a degreaser ??   the ones You can spray inside the case and flush out with water....

or use Gasoline or Kerosene to flush the old oil & contaminates....

 

then clean out best You can....

 

Main thing is to turn the engine over when the oil is added to the crankcase to make sure you have oil on the bearings etc....

 

Sorry I can't help any more than that...

 

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Thanks Lee.  I ended up splitting the case anyway.  Seemed silly to not do so after all the other work I have done.  Case halfs are soaking in Diesel Fuel now, and I will give them a good scrub tomorrow to get rid of the 30 years of gunk on the outside.

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