[200q20v] Engine cleaning
b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Fri Nov 2 20:48:04 EST 2001
The Gunk is an emulsifier, a soap or deturgent, the solvent is at most about
a pint that helps to cut the grease. The rinsed residue is no worse than
the soapy dirt/oil mixture that you rinse off when you wash your car. What
do you do with that?
> From: Fundsalo Racing <fundsaloracing at yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 04:19:03 -0800 (PST)
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>, Rob Winchell <rbwinchell at yahoo.com>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Engine cleaning
> How do you handle the effluent and how do you dispose
> of it?
> --- Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net> wrote:
>> I use a "Gunk" emulsifier/cleaning solvent mixture
>> sprayed on with a garden
>> pressure sprayer, followed with a full force garden
>> hose nozzle wash down.
>> Works great when done annually. Your situition may
>> take several apps.
>> Careful with high pressure washers on rubber boots,
>> ect. Eliminating all
>> leaks os the best long term solution.
>>> From: Rob Winchell <rbwinchell at yahoo.com>
>>> Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 09:09:52 -0800 (PST)
>>> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
>>> Subject: [200q20v] Engine cleaning
>>> Problem: Dirty, dirty engine compartment. I have a
>>> Pentosin leak (shocker!) and it is very difficult
>>> determine exactly where it is coming from due to
>>> the crud around there.
>>> I was wondering if anyone had tried one of those
>>> handheld, portable steam cleaners (like the Steam
>>> Buggy, etc) or perhaps a commercial steam cleaning
>>> with any success?
>>> I've used Simple Green, that Castrol purple stuff,
>>> with limited results. That stuff works good in
>>> places, but in spots where you can't scrub it
>> seems to
>>> be less effective.
>>> Rob Winchell
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