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Discussion in 'General' started by Marky-Marc, Feb 26, 2016.
Cleaning up my old ones...before and after....
YES YES brother, I did, I did!!! These are my old ones, I have newer ones I'll be re-installing in my videos because I oversized......just wanted to try a new technique to get the damn carbon off........NOW, they actually look like they ONLY have 5k on them.....instead of looking like the have 30k on them...lol
What, exactly, is the new technique you used? that thing looks brand new!
Was wondering the same thing, cant come out with a "new technique" and not share!!!
Hold on, I'm changing wardrobe for my video...bwahahahaha.....
Trade secret? Learned from an old timer about 22 years ago when I started working on CAR engines...learned so much from that guy....still use most of it today.....didn't use any steel wool or brillo pads or anything, just paper towels to soak up excess gas....and some SECRET solvent....send me yours, and I'll clean 'em for ya for free @chubs.....love my hobby and love helping out.......and I am an electrical engineer..........and a machine head, so I mix and match.....and the stuff I use may be toxic, so, don't want to be responsible for any DEATHS or getting you HIGH......but I do use off the shelf SHIT......I also loved chemistry and physics in college....bwahahahahahahha.....
Sorry, it's friday and I started happy hour at 330pm CST.....
SCRAPER???? You SCARE the shit outta me.....don't use a scraper or Brillo pads bro.....no need too.....
@Sven, please please chime in and tell us YOUR secret.....
If you REALLY want to know...you DID see the carbon build up right? I just let it sit in unleaded gasoline for an hour, then used an ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD cleaning brush....after sitting for an hour in GAS, it literally took 10 minutes to do what I did....there's the secret boys.....and girls....sorry, ladies.....by using the electronic circuit board brush, no scratches, no damage and it came right off, (Edited for @Sven), wiped it off with paper towels (not recommended), use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the solvent off, scrubbed some more, and VOILA!!!! Simple.....
Lacquer thinner will work a little faster, that will eat chrome off parts.
Good morning, Mr. Marky, Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves dipping that sucker in pure vinegar and let it sit for a few days or when your finger can push carbon off, maybe 12hrs with that thin a coating. I recently hear someone set their valves in soapy water solution and would flake off the carbon. I also did vinny to the valves and they flaked off as well. So the next time I vin-douche me parts, I'm adding washing machine soap rather than dish washer just for testing the clothes chem reaction with vinny. So no harm no foul it might have a faster time on the thumb smear.
Your vid showing the results should have that disclaimer... 'No brillo pad or sandpaper sheet was harmed in this video.' Paper towel is about as rough as it gets. I push the remainder out of the piston grooves with the gunk spray> cutting that chemically. No need to pull rings off. So the cleaning sequence is vin-water-carb/gunk-brake clean-WD40-sits on a bench waiting for assembly. Or:
Vinegar: initial soak w/optional liquid type soap.
Water: to rinse or neutralize it.
Gunk: found the carb cleaner can around so, oh look pressure into the carb holes and goo came out.
Brake/Contact: this cleaner took the oil base of the gunk off the parts.
WD/ATF: spray or oil can w/thin oil, I want to soak the rings so no rust or acid is going to mess with the metals sitting for how long is one hour is too long.
That's also my MO too, is a one take wonder. It is what it is. There's no rule that says you can't edit and shorten the vids. You might like or have no time to edit, I don't care, keep them coming.
There it is...
And people bitched at Sven when he first joined. Glad you stuck around Sven I've learned a few tricks from your posts.
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thanks SVEN!!! No harm came to the paper towels....or the pistons...since I didn't use them to scrape or clean....and I didn't video it......so I can't be held responsible for the scratches tot he piston.....
I soak mine in carb cleaner.
Great info Sven! And good job explaining it so we can all understand! Lol!
You should see what soaking a piston in a coffee can full of Marvel Mystery oil will do,Diesel fuel works great too.....
That's some good info also Dan! Next time I blow a head or base gasket I am gonna definitely use that trick!
Instead of octane booster, just run diesel in your bike and then the pistons won't get that carbon build up on them
Hmmm, not a bad idea, what ratio would you mix it??? 40:1?
That sounds like a chain saw mixture, so I would say yeah
Sven, what cha got to say about that???? Lol!