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Old 12-31-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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What is the best way to clean oily engine parts? I was planning on using Lacquer Thinner and maybe soak them then use some kind of degreaser. Does anyone have a good tips to make my life easier?
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Lacquer thinner is pretty harsh. I use Castrol purple cleaner followed by really hot water.
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Thank you for the tips! Will give that a try.
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I use a citrus degreaser. Can't remember the name but I will post it later when I get home. It works really good. Basically just spray on, wait five minutes, wipe down and gently rinse off. Good as new.
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The dealership I used to work at just used brake clean. Worked fine.
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Simple green works really well.
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X2 on purple cleaner. I buy it by the gallons. Get a good spray bottle, get it wet, spray liberally with purple. Let sit and rinse, repeat and use a scrub brush on the stubborn areas. I have a cheap parts washer from harbor freight ( was under $40 with a coupon). Its a plastic tub one with basically a small pond pump. You can't use harsh stuff in it because it will eat the pump. It's small enough to use when you are wanting to do a good cleaning on say your brakes when you do pads and whatnot too. When done I pump it out into a jug or two for the next time.
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X2 on purple cleaner. I buy it by the gallons. Get a good spray bottle, get it wet, spray liberally with purple. Let sit and rinse, repeat and use a scrub brush on the stubborn areas. I have a cheap parts washer from harbor freight ( was under $40 with a coupon). Its a plastic tub one with basically a small pond pump. You can't use harsh stuff in it because it will eat the pump. It's small enough to use when you are wanting to do a good cleaning on say your brakes when you do pads and whatnot too. When done I pump it out into a jug or two for the next time.
Thanks for the tips. I just bought some today!
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