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BigDawgV8

posted on 27/7/15 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
Cleaning up Stored Engine and 'Box

Hi All,

I'm getting to the stage where I need to pull the engine and gearbox out of storage and give them a good clean up!
They are covered in general workshop (filler) dust, old oil, grease etc.

Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning products?
I know that there are auto degreasers etc. but anything else out there to try? Oven cleaners etc.?

Thanks for reading!

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austin man

posted on 27/7/15 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
steam is a good one or degreaser and jetwash bung any inlet holes etc





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cliftyhanger

posted on 28/7/15 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
White spirit (or similar) works well, stand the engine in a tray and use a brush. Not too aggressive.
Jetwash good, but care required as noted above. Plus you get filthy...

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Irony

posted on 28/7/15 at 08:27 AM Reply With Quote
We have a industrial Steam Cleaner at work and I did mine. Good for major crud but nothing beats a big tray and a stiff brush with white spirt or a tin of GUNK.

With a Pressure Washer/Steam Cleaner you just get soaked.

[Edited on 28/7/15 by Irony]

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snapper

posted on 28/7/15 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
Pint of diesel and a stiff brush followers by a hose off
Jet wash can get into all sorts of places





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