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WATFORD, ONT

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I had tried various alternative cleaners in the past with dismal results. Years ago we had the carb dip that came in the 2 gallon pail. Worked great, but was wicked stuff. You always ended up with at least a trace of it on your hands. The stench would last for about three days. Just handling the pieces after the cleaning would transfer to your hands and clothes when rebuilding...had to be something better. Besides you still had to get rid of the stuff when it pooped out. The spray cans of carb cleaner were a small step in the right direction, but still pretty potent stuff, and now it's airborne to boot. Heard about heated lemon juice being a great thing for cleaner. Can't say I had any wonderful results trying it. It just didn't clean anything to any degree, it helped but not clean enough. (And does it ever stink when heated, surprised the neighbours didn't complain. Although it will wash off.) Came across the Pine-sol suggestion on the internet, thought, why not, I'll give it a shot. Bought a couple of bottles and set out to do the throttle body on the 91 Chevy. I had a stainless bowl in the shop that gets used for everything and anything. (Turned out to be a bit small, need a bigger pot for next time.) Using the side burner on the BBQ as my heat source, (you really want to do this outside, it stinks, not as bad as the other stuff, but it's strong.) I got to cooking my Pine-sol. With the parts ready to clean, I did a couple of the smaller pieces first just to see what would happen. At a slight boil, (my wife says simmer) it took about 20 full minuets to clean. I was pleased with the results, the boiling action cleaned out the crooks, crannies and tight corners real well. Using a nylon bristle from a scrub brush, I probed the ports and holes and didn't get anything. Was I just lucky, nothing was in there in the first place or the Pine-sol had cleaned it out...don't know? At any rate the Pine-sol did a pretty go job of it all. I'm happy with the results and will use it again. Your results may vary.



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WATFORD, ONT

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The pictures of the unit back together are a bit dark, it was getting late in the day and the sun was setting. It is really is a bright color like the piece in the #4 before and after picture. With the small bowl it took awhile to get through it all, next time a bigger bucket and I'll do all the pieces at once. Sniper.

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Very cool, I'll have to remember that. Thanks.

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Looks good.

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I'd think lestoil might work to
maybe without some of the boiling even as it eventually seeps through the bottom of it's plastic bottle on the shelf after a couple of years

- yeah it IS that aggressive

a little on an oil spot before you do the laundry often removes that oil spot too !!

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Yup, Lestoil is great stuff. It's also great to get rid of mildew on leather.

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good to know

I'll throw in another one

rust check .. seized throttle plate from carb

I have an oddball 830 holley spread bore carb my Dad scooped from the "donation" table at the storage place years back , lol for two bucks
only thing wrong,.. it was seized solid down below

I put it in a plastic pan & sprayed about half a can of rust check on it

I then kicked the pan under the garage queen for six or seven months until I "found" it one day again

works PERFECTLY now with no shaft bushings needed



-- Edited by DJD on Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 04:18:14 PM

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Another cleaner that works real good for cleaning is a product called "AWESOME" from the Dollar Tree. It needs to be watered down a bit. Just over a buck.
TMJ



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Along the same line, try Murphy's Oil Soap. Works great on lots of things, leather, chrome, etc.

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easy off oven cleaner  for engine parts  



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