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Hey all, i need help cleaning up my dirty engine. Ive just spent the weekend cleaning oil and carbon from all parts of my engine. at the moment im just using petrol and a paintbrush which isnt doing a fantastic job. Is there a better way to strip parts clean? someone suggested I soak my parts in a trough of turps or something but im not sure. can someone suggest what i should do to give it a complete clean?

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The best stuff I have found is degresser made by Kenco. I found its really good stuff! But yeh I dunno what they dip parts in to clean them sorry!

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Diesel or Kerosine are better than petrol as they leave an oily finish that protects parts.
Most garages have a sink and a pump arrangement which filters and recycles the same diesel / kero & pumps it through a nozzle or tap thingy over the sink.
A toothbrush works really well
Engine reconditioners dip them in acid to clean them up but I wouldn't recommend that.
Good luck
DONNO

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I have found oven cleaner to be very good on the blocks to remove stubborn [Naughty Pottyword]. Don't know how it would go on internal parts (may damage but probably not. Might be worth looking at.

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A real good cleaner to use is carby cleaner, this stuff works great but its expensive....I use kero for general cleaning of parts....another good trick is if you are painting small parts {engine bay etc } is to use brake cleaner as this stuff doesnt leave any residue that could interfere with the applied paint...cheers, Pete

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is carby cleaner acetone ?

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No - it's not acetone. Haven't used it for a while but recall it had a strong ether smell. Must be something else in it as well because it feels like your skin is burning when you get some on yourself. For the cost of the stuff I reckon a toothbrush and fuel have a lot of merit.

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heh.. thanks for the comments fellas.

ive tried a few of the methods suggested, and i tell you,.. you cant beat petrol and a toothbrush. it takes a hell of a lot of time and patience, but it does the trick.

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kero and a bit of grease called elbow usally does the trick.pressure wash or hose down and blow dry if possible.doesnt take long for rust to develope on moist surfaces

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