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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:12 pm 
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I have my AU engine fully striped now, and the block is bare, crank removed ect..

I was just wondering what is the best way to go about cleaning everything?

I was told to hit it with the degreaser, then high pressure, then WD everything.. is this the way to go?

Also what is the best way of getting the carbon of the pistons?

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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:54 pm 
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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:45 pm 
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Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:22 pm 
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ither petrol as stated above or power steering fluid it good to. but not for too long. with either substance.

or just take it to a heavy machine shop and get en to dip the whole lot.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:46 am 
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diesel or kerosine works well.
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Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:54 am 
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degreaser then high presure hose, use an air hose to dry it. i did my block like that, it was still open for about two weeks and it never rusted. i used a wire wheel on a bench grinder on the pistons it took 280,000 kms of carbon off in about 30seconds! just be carefull not to slip and get the side of the pistons and dont push to hard and it will fine.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:10 am 
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kerosene, and rags and a brush
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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:28 pm 
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Get some CRC gasket stripper to help with the carbon cleaning - it dissolves the carbon.
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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:57 pm 
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I just used a high pressure washer and soaked it in WD after with mine..

didn't have it rusting..
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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:47 pm 
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rallyboy77 wrote:
Get some CRC gasket stripper to help with the carbon cleaning - it dissolves the carbon.


Magic in a can. Also does a bloody good job any gaskets that have been baked on.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:52 pm 
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Spray can degreaser first then I use Motoguard Heavy duty degreaser ( water based) after that. Works faster if not watered down. It will take skin off, but it also takes off carbon and engine sludge.
Heres and example photo of before and after.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:26 pm 
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I'd say hydrofluoric acid, but that might burn the pistons at the same time :P.

I used Kerosene and degreaser to clean my engine parts. Make sure you have clean rags to ensure cleanliness.

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