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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:36 am 
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I've had great luck with 'Arm & Hammer' powdered laundry detergent, and noticed that there is a thread in this section about Tide laundry detergent as an engine degreaser, followed by some great suggestions.
As far as the traditional spray on diesel/degreasers, Here's a picture of my favorite:
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The QC Automotive Brand is the kind which foams up and stays where you spray it.

Two I've tried:

Gunk 'Engine Brite' and
CRC Brand Engine Degreaser

don't foam so you might as well take a pail of diesel and a paint brush or an air gun...it's the same result.

The QC isn't that expensive, either.

There's probably others which foam up nicely, but I'm not sure of their names.
It's a little thing, but once in a while, when I want to degrease an engine compartment from a car I've just bought, it's nice to have the foam at hand.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:27 am 
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hrm, seems like a us product. ive used the gunk engine brite degreaser and had to use two cans for only the front of the engine.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:42 am 
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castrol purple degreaser cleaner, spay it on and let it sit and eat the grease the spray it off with water...........works for me.......... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Diesel fuel for the win :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:44 pm 
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cal swift wrote:
castrol purple degreaser cleaner, spay it on and let it sit and eat the grease the spray it off with water...........works for me.......... :mrgreen:


x2. Best stuff I've ever seen.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:02 pm 
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simple green?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:40 pm 
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I have always used Scrubbing Bubbles to clean my engine, along with a toothbrush it works great

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:01 am 
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Castrol super clean, aka 'the purple stuff'. Its environmentally friendly (which doesnt really matter when pressure washing two decades worth of grease and grime into your driveway) smell isnt too harsh and it works awesome. Just spray down any bare aluminum with WD-40 after its dry or it will corrode like a sumbitch, killed an alternator that way once...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:55 am 
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Here's a little something I found recently which is very good as a final clean up.
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It seems stronger than the 'Simple Green' available in a spray from hardware store chains:
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It works slowly in colder climates, and smells like bay rum. I put it in an ultrasonic cleaner, and it seems to work for those little parts that can be a pain to clean.
When the weather warms up, I'll try it on a trans.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:48 am 
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My favorite cleaner for degreasing ANYTHING????



K-1 kerosene and a toothbrush...........


P.S. Pennsylvania is THE birthplace of the toothbrush....
Don't believe me? Think about it...if it was invented ANYWHERE ELSE...It'd be called a TEETH brush. =)




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:09 am 
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Purple Blaster for me! Although I know a guy who also swears by kerosene.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:29 pm 
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This is hands down, the best cleaner/degreaser.

Doesn't even compare to Simple Green.

Non-Toxic, Biodegradeable.

Dilutes well with water, I go 50/50 water/degreaser,
or full strength for tough jobs, a little goes a long way.

Best deal at Costco, I was in the Automotive service industry
for well over 30 years, there is nothing I have ever used that compares
to this for overall performance and non-toxicity.
Carb Cleaner, solvent tanks, industrial degreaser...nothing compares.

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