2005 Dodge VIPER
Remove all gasket material from cylinder block using a plastic gasket scraper and Mopar® Brake Parts Cleaner or the equivalent, this will prevent damage to the cylinder block.1. When cleaning the cylinder block, remove the oil gallery plugs at the front and rear of the block.2. Spray compressed air into all oil gallery passages to ensure they are clear of blockage.3.Use a wooden or plastic scraper and Mopar® Brake Parts Cleaner or the equivalent to remove the old gasket.4. Clean the oil passages in the crankshaft with a brush.
The cylinder walls should be checked for out-of-round and taper with Special Tool C-119Measuring Cylinder Bore Size. If the cylinder walls are badly scuffed or scored, the cylinder borecan be machined oversize. Oversize piston and rings are available. Click to enlarge Measuring Cylinder Bore Size1 - BORE GAUGE2 - CYLINDER BORE3 - 2-5/16 in.Measure the cylinder bore at three levels in directions A and BMeasuring Cylinder Bore Size. Top measurement should be 12 mm (0.50 in.) down and bottom measurement should be 12mm (0.50 in.) up from bottom of bore. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE - SPECIFICATIONS) for cylinder bore and piston specifications.