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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2014 - 10:32 PM

You all may already know this, but carburetor cleaner in aerosol form makes a great parts cleaner. It's great for small jobs.
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Posted February 18, 2014 - 06:37 AM

It and brake cleaner cleans well but is expensive. Avoid inhaling the fumes. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Kerosene is a old one, been around for a long time, soaking parts in it helps too.

 

You reminded me of something,...

A hint that might help, don't try this with the new engines ! only for washing of parts.

 

To help clean out the oil sludge in sump pan and oil pumps of cast iron engines without disassembly, much like using sea foam for carbs, drain the old oil after warm up, fill with SAE 30 non detergent quality oil cut with 1/8 or 1/4 or so of karosene and run engine at half speed or so for half an hour to an hour, let cool for few min and drain warm.

Re fill with quality oil and run like normal for few hours checking periodically for frothing, (if frothing, change) after few min cool down, drain one last time and fill with quality oil for regular service.

This also works with diesels and larger cast iron multicylinder engines.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 10:08 AM

It and brake cleaner cleans well but is expensive. Avoid inhaling the fumes. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

Kerosene is a old one, been around for a long time, soaking parts in it helps too.

 

You reminded me of something,...

A hint that might help, don't try this with the new engines ! only for washing of parts.

 

To help clean out the oil sludge in sump pan and oil pumps of cast iron engines without disassembly, much like using sea foam for carbs, drain the old oil after warm up, fill with SAE 30 non detergent quality oil cut with 1/8 or 1/4 or so of karosene and run engine at half speed or so for half an hour to an hour, let cool for few min and drain warm.

Re fill with quality oil and run like normal for few hours checking periodically for frothing, (if frothing, change) after few min cool down, drain one last time and fill with quality oil for regular service.

This also works with diesels and larger cast iron multicylinder engines.

Yes, I'll be carful about the fumes. Thanks! Thanks for the info Trowel!



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Posted February 18, 2014 - 05:48 PM

lacquer thinner is the best thing to clean any part of an engine. Takes all the grease, paint, and anything else off, and its quick.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Just be careful if you weld the part afterwards and what products you have used.

 

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