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#1 tractorman604 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 03:35 PM

What do you think is the best product or homemade concoction for degreasing a garden tractor engine and frame from years of caked on soil and grease:anyone:

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 04:25 PM

I used ,I think it's called deep purple made by castrol.You should be able to get it at any car parts store.Also a pressure washer.Be careful though i degreased my wheel horse on fathers day weekend,and still didn't get it running. No spark .Due to lack of time.
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Posted October 18, 2011 - 04:34 PM

Spray some Easy-Off Oven Cleaner on it, let set for above 10 minutes, then spray it with the pressure washer. Depending on how thick the grime and grease is, you may have to apply twice, but usually a good heavy, thick coating, gets right down to the block. After it's clean, wash it good with Dawn dishwashing liquid. For drying, blow it off good with air from an air compressor. You'll then be ready for primer and paint.

For hard to reach areas, say between cooling fins, spray on some Bug and Tar Remover, let stand fro 2-3 minutes, spray with full blast garden hose. Follow up with Dawn dishwashing liquid and air compressor.
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Posted October 18, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Those are great ideas JDelfman. Common cleaners that can be found easily at a reasonable cost. Thanks!
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 02:06 PM

LA's totaly awsome, yellow degreser. you can find it at the dollar store and it works great. I go buy 10 bottles at a time and the people who work there think im crazy
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 03:26 PM

I use totally awesome as well....$3.00 per bottle and use it full strength for most the jobs I do. Dollar store.
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 05:15 PM

I like simple green

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 09:43 PM

+1 for simple gren.

Also, when we lived in Florida, used the "solar heated poor man's pressure washer" a lot - translation for you non-Floridians - We left a garden hose coiled up in the back yard in the sun. With a pressure nozzle, you had near boiling water coming out of it for a few minutes untill the hose flushed out......

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Knights Engine degreaser seems to work well. Same company that makes Spray 9.
I found a 5 gallon pail under a bench at work that had been there for 20 years.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 07:56 AM

I use totally awesome as well....$3.00 per bottle and use it full strength for most the jobs I do. Dollar store.


wow 3 bucks a bottle. I get the 32 oz refills for a buck were i live
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 10:26 AM

They charge $1.00 for the spray bottles (20 oz) and $3.00 for the refill bottles (64 oz) in my neck of the woods.

Interesting that they are selling different sizes in different areas....will check next time I am traveling in VA or SC.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 02:56 PM

oven cleaner for 10-15min.
rinse repeat
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