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    1. 12-19-2002 07:10 PM #1
      Alright, now that im taking a little break from working on the block of my 16v. I've been spending some time degreasing the aluminum head & intake parts of my motor. What are some good degreaser products / tools / methods you guys use to break the grease?
      -Luke

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    3. 12-19-2002 07:20 PM #2
      Simple Green ... spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes or an hour if you want. then spray off with hot water ... the stuff works wonders!
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    4. 12-19-2002 07:40 PM #3
      Karcher degreaser, comes in a yellow 4 litre jug for $9 CDN. It is made for the power washers but just put in in an old Simple Green container and away you go. It is more caustic than simple green so don't leave it on aluminum for too long or it will discolor it.
      Good price and cuts grease really well

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    6. 12-19-2002 07:59 PM #4
      many mechanics have a recirculating sink with diesel fuel (it smelled like diesel).

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      12-19-2002 08:22 PM #5
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      many mechanics have a recirculating sink with diesel fuel (it smelled like diesel).
      yup or gasoline but they leave a grease film on the surface a big no-no if you want to paint it.
      have you look at the autopart store?
      they sell parts cleaner, it comes in a 1 gallon or 5 gallon metal container and it's cheap and it works.

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      12-19-2002 08:28 PM #6
      Wurth makes a great de-greaser, just spendy!
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      12-19-2002 09:00 PM #7
      I know this isn't considered a degreaser, but I use the walmart. $.78 a can carbureator cleaner for quick cleanups, it doesn't leave a oily residue either. but be careful about sprayying engine internals, cause it will cause flash rust to appear in minutes
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      12-19-2002 09:22 PM #8
      quote:
      many mechanics have a recirculating sink with diesel fuel (it smelled like diesel).
      That would probably be Stoddard Solvent, aka mineral spirits, about $5/gal. in 5 gal pails.
      Lacquer thinner is good but don't use it except in small quantities - kaboom! Don't even think of gasoline. Frankly, I wash my blocks with good old dish soap and hot water, then blow them dry before I start final prep. AFA intakes, etc., Purple Power is pretty good.

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      12-19-2002 11:44 PM #9
      castrol super clean by far out cleans simple green and purple power and anything I have ever tried.

    12. 12-20-2002 03:55 AM #10
      Gunk Foamer is nice...as well as their heavy duty degreaser

    13. 12-23-2002 11:34 PM #11
      I agree - Simple Green (Automotive) works well. I have also found that Einman Fabrik works well too! It just is a little more difficult to optain. I now use it on my tires and wheel wells. Works really well - good investment (IMHO).
      Just my two cents!

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      12-24-2002 04:26 AM #12
      quote:
      castrol super clean by far out cleans simple green and purple power and anything I have ever tried.
      How environmentally friendly is Super Clean? I can let Simple Green run into my storm drains, something I cannot do with the majority of car cleaning products and degreasers.
      My vote is simple green. Works well, won't kill you, and won't give you cancer if it makes it into the storm drains.

    15. 12-24-2002 09:24 AM #13
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      How environmentally friendly is Super Clean?
      It says it's good on the bottle.

    16. 12-24-2002 12:01 PM #14
      I'm surprised no one has mentioned P21S total auto wash. It's works great and has a nice odor which makes it easy to work with. It's a bit pricey and hard to find though.

    17. 12-25-2002 12:39 PM #15
      Simple green mate.. helps a lot for me when i need to find oil leaks [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    18. 12-27-2002 01:32 PM #16
      meguiars degreaser...works wonders

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      12-29-2002 09:11 PM #17
      quote:
      How environmentally friendly is Super Clean?
      It says it's good on the bottle.
      I checked out the stuff at the store last night, and it has warnings about burning skin and not breathing the mist. Super Clean is biodegradable, but it's still caustic and can cause health problems.
      Simple Green [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    20. 01-07-2020 06:15 AM #18
      The degreaser that you should use is a spray degreaser , It is easily available in the automobile shops , I am recommending spray degreaser because it is easy to use and easy to clean

    21. 01-08-2020 04:56 AM #19
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      The degreaser that you should use is a spray degreaser , It is easily available in the automobile shops , I am recommending spray degreaser because it is easy to use and easy to clean
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    22. 01-16-2020 11:12 PM #20
      I use Optimum Power Clean. It works great and is safe.

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      02-08-2020 01:32 AM #21
      It is made for the power washers but just put in in an old Simple Green container and away you go. It is more caustic than simple green so don't leave it on aluminum for too long or it will discolor it.

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