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Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:01 pm

Seriously, I have read this before here and there, but you guys just spray Easy Off type oven cleaners on the engine and TC to get the built up hardened grease, oil, dirt off? I have been scrape, scraping and using wire brushes on a dremmel, die grinder and angle grinder....but some of that old stuff just smears instead of grinding off. Suppose too that wiring and wires and plastic (dist cap, coil, spark plugs and wires) need to be protected?

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby inairam » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:32 pm

I uses a citrus based degreaser and a power washer.

I think easy off is ok for cleaning glass but I would not use it around plastics and rubber or even painted metal. The inside of an over is usually ceramic coated.
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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:46 pm

I have tried the simple green and others and it takes the oil off but not the hard grease+cow crap+oil stuff....I end up scraping the hard stuff so i can wire brush. I use the twisted, braided heavy duty brushes and it smears more than removes. I do not power wash though so maybe that is the missing part

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:15 pm

BTW...I started this topic because I didn't want to intrude on Karl's thread that seemed to be a bigger question than just cleaning the motor.

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby Frozenstate » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:20 pm

I blast a lot of brakekleen on stuff. I also us a lot of printers press wash left over from my printing days. It is a lot like charcoal lighter fluid, which I use the press wash as also. So I think charcoal lighter fluid would work good also. But, as I have mentioned on here before, the best at getting stubborn grease stains and carbon marks off is OMC aerosol engine tuner. It is a must have carbon melting animal. Spray it on carbon, wait. Wipe off the carbon.
And if I am painting something I will always wash it off with Windex, then a clean rag with acetone , then paint.

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:32 am

Maybe the ammonia in windex cuts through the grease...I will give it a whirl. I usually wipe down with mineral spirits just before painting. I am mostly targeting the TC area under the fuel tank (probably have to remove the SA tank to expose well) which has the normal hard grease dirt mix like around the drives.

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby Frozenstate » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:53 am

I use the Windex after everything is really clean before painting. It takes of soap film and any fingerprints or invisible oil film. Then acetone, then paint.

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:15 am

good advice, thanks....I will try it out.

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby inairam » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:38 am

Zep Commercial Heavy-Duty Citrus Degreaser, 32 oz. is my favorite $4 a bottle
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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:36 pm

Hmm Zep is one of our chemical supplier...I should talk to the guy. The hardened grease/dirt/oil is like hardened wood putty!

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby liquid plumber » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:17 am

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I have tried many different chems. and found mineral sprits soak is a good way to get it all off but then I use the brake cleaner idea from above.
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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:47 am

oven cleaner is great. Wear breathing protection and be prepared to repaint parts because it eats dirt, grease, paint, and everything on the metal. I wouldn't use it on plastic parts.
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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:06 pm

AL Farmall Boy wrote:. . . it eats dirt, grease, paint, and everything on the metal. I wouldn't use it on plastic parts.

Also eats aluminum (serial plate, electrical tags . . .).

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby ajhbike » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:15 pm

It seems like the oven cleaner is effective for some spots under the gas tank around the TC, and down by the drives which are the hardest areas. I wouldn't use it around the steering, governor area...too hard to control. If I had the tractor completely torn down into parts and sections then that would be ideal.
On hold for this weekend....gotta deal with a 3' above astronomical high tide from Long Island Sound N'oreaster storm surge...gotta get a bunch of stuff to high ground. Gunna be a real mess and we are guaranteed to lose power to boot.

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Re: Cleaning engine and TC

Postby Karl Bader » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:06 pm

ajhbike wrote:BTW...I started this topic because I didn't want to intrude on Karl's thread that seemed to be a bigger question than just cleaning the motor.


You would not by all means be intruding!


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