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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:18 pm 
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can I use a gurney or should I go and get degreaser & wipe it by hand??

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:38 pm 
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id prob degrease it and wipe buy hand.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:26 pm 
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Dont use pressure cleaners on engines. The water can force itself (taking dirt with it) behind seals, which then rub like sandpaper, and you can destroy crankshafts etc. better off degreasing by hand and using low pressure water.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:44 pm 
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I use degreaser and rinse it with low pressure, then use a blower/vac to get rid of excess water & wipe dry with a rag.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:51 pm 
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only ever used a gurney...... never had any problems other than water getting into the dizzy....

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:22 pm 
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Get a coke bottle and put small hole in lid. Put some Turps in it and use it as a squeeze bottle to soak to engine, brush in for thick sludge. leave for minute or so and hose off. Turps mixes with oil but not water so it mixes and then when you hose it blows away the turps which takes the oil with it. It all dries to a dusty natural look making it look like it was never cleaned. (an old shonky trick). Dont try this with an extremely hot engine. $2 for a bottle that can be used over.
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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:16 pm 
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paulhowes wrote:
Get a coke bottle and put small hole in lid. Put some Turps in it and use it as a squeeze bottle to soak to engine, brush in for thick sludge. leave for minute or so and hose off. Turps mixes with oil but not water so it mixes and then when you hose it blows away the turps which takes the oil with it. It all dries to a dusty natural look making it look like it was never cleaned. (an old shonky trick). Dont try this with an extremely hot engine. $2 for a bottle that can be used over.


hheh have to try that 1 :)



i uses a $2 can degresser and hose pressure water

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:37 pm 
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people clean thier engines out!? cooll!

that was never somethign i ever did to my ZL's or ZK's i had...

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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:47 pm 
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zk wrote:
people clean thier engines out!? cooll!

that was never somethign i ever did to my ZL's or ZK's i had...

*gets back in box*
externally, not internally!

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:20 am 
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i tried that, very briefly till i remembered that my engine had a drain hole in the top ... still runs fine tho

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:38 am 
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the GERNI is not a bad pressure washer , try n find 1 that you can regulate the presure with and take it easy on the painted parts and electricals .

 

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