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post #1 of 15 Old 12-27-2006, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Engine cleaner

I'm looking for an engine degreaser/cleaner that works without being harmful to engine gaskets, seals, paint or rubber. Are there any products out there like this?
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Re: Engine cleaner

You could try Simple Green.
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Re: Engine cleaner

Yeah! It's so simple I didn't even think of it. Thanks
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Re: Engine cleaner

simple green works great aswell as purple power
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Re: Engine cleaner

this wont help to degrease but after i washed my bike i always wipe baby vaseline on the front part of my bike it helps to spray of the bugs when i wash it again.REMEMBER only one wipe.NO MESS NO FUSS
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Re: Engine cleaner

I've always used Foamy Engine Bright with great results. Its not harmful to anything I have found.
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Re: Engine cleaner

simple green is the best thing ever invented. i wash engines, upholstery( out of the car of course) my shoes, every thing with it! it rules and is great for it all
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Re: Engine cleaner

Greased Lightning (purple bottle) is suppose to be awesome for just about everything as far as the bottle says.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Engine cleaner

Read the label on those "purple" cleaners. a lot of them will eat paint and rubber. I have some here but won't use it on my bike
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Re: Engine cleaner

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Read the label on those "purple" cleaners. a lot of them will eat paint and rubber. I have some here but won't use it on my bike
And can strip the anodizing from aluminum. As long as you're careful where you apply it it does work well.
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Re: Engine cleaner

i use hondabrite but i work for a dealer so its easy to get
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Re: Engine cleaner

Some of those cleaners listed will clean the coating off the water pump and turn it powder white. While the bike looks really clean with minimal effort, the discolored parts look interesting. Most of those will do the same to the threads on bolts, making them difficult to remove later. And if any of the cleaning solution gets inside axle shafts, future tire and bearing changes get more interesting.
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Re: Engine cleaner

i use the shoe cleaner fro
m foot locker
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Re: Engine cleaner

I have a range of "Gunk" products for my car blocks etc. Anyone used them before on motorbikes?

Love using the pressure washer on the cars, but the rads on the bikes get bend so easily you have to be careful!
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Re: Engine cleaner

get the wife to wash it if she takes her time about a day or so it will save you a few bob on products
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