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I've searched and there's a bazillion choices, what currently good for degreasing? Anyone use paraffin?
 

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I have also tried loads of different ones,having said said,I haven't tried Wicky's surgestion.I think you have to go along way to beat good old Jizer myself.
 

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another vote for jizer , never tried the car plan stuff could be just as good or better but know that jizer does the trick
 

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Whilst clearing my late grandfather-in-law's garage, I found a half full tin of Gunk.

Original, proper, take the skin off the inside of your nostrils Gunk.

From a time before there was too much concern about the use of chemicals in these products...

Looking forward to giving the engine a once over with it for my rebuild... Awesome stuff if you can get hold of the original formulation.

Do not buy the modern equivalent as it is nowhere near as good.

Slidey
 

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Diesel and water mixed 50/50 and a decent amount of cheap nasty washing powder makes Tyga soup.

TYGA are 2 stroke specialist tuners and recommend this as a good way of cleaning alloy engine cases.
Brush it into all the nooks and crannys that hold dirt, leave for 10-15mins and then wash off, don't leave it sit.
Diesel moves grease and the washing powder has all kinds of detergents in it that move dirt.
 

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Can't imagine that the diesel and water are going to mix but maybe they do after throwing in the washing powder. Washing powder is surprisingly good at getting oil off hands and you get to exfoliate at the same time which women would pay a fortune for haha!
 

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Cheap pound shop washing powder has a lot of lime in it which is the main blocker of washing machines, but it also makes the soup alkaline, most commercial cleaners are usually based around some kind of alkaline cleaner.
Muc-off Hein gericke Sdoc100 etc etc.
Your hands feel slimy because the Alkali is actually dissolving the skin a little.
I have friends that say that strong Alkalis are very dangerous, they burn the same as acid but destroy the nerves as well so it doesn't hurt.
This stuff isn't dangerous but I wouldn't leave it sit on the engine cases for too long.
 

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paraffin :thumbright: just don't leave it on your chain too long.
 

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my grandfather used to soak his balls in a mixture of vinegar and bread soda over night , my mother said they would be pure gleaming in the morning he had the cleanest balls you ever seen after it .


he loved an old round of golf god rest him :toothy9:
 
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