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.
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!
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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