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Parts Cleaner in engine????

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by x5050160, July 19, 2013.

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  1. snoranger

    snoranger Well-Known Member

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    Between 0W-5 and 5W-20... Depending on the track, race or qualifying, etc.
     
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    Hey guys, now don't go suggesting things that normal people would do or correcting him. You guys are talking to a professional race car mechanic with more than 20 years of experience before he got his first ASE certification, who is also an engineer.
     
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    It's going to foul the cats. Then slowly burn off when he runs it later, like oil. Lots of smoke. Fire is possible, cats get pretty hot, around 400 degrees and up depending on the type of converter, and the autoignition point of diesel and kerosene is round 430-450. But there shouldn't be much left in there, so likely it would just smoke off.
     
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    Wow, this thread really got exciting since I've checked it last! Glad to see you put some elbow grease in there and cleaned some parts by hand and didn't rely on a magic bullet in a can!

    Side note, this thread might have been one of the biggest E-pen15 competition threads I've seen on EF for a long time :D
     
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    :frospecta
     
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    Get over it. We're here to help each other, not show who knows more about something most of us will never work on. Do you really care if he's BSing or not? Does it make you a better person for calling him out on it? Do you feel like more of a man?
     
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    I deleted my post!
     
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    You can stop with the "we and us" sh!t... What I said was directed at YOU, not everyone else.

    Yes, I blew your chance to "bait him", but thats never been the spirit of this forum. It has always been "help a fellow explorer owner out". Maybe I was playing forum cop, but if you dont like what this place is all about... you can "beat feet".

    I wasnt here to "play" ... I was here to stop someone from making a serious and costly mistake. If he doesnt want my help... F' Him... Let him take the chance of a bent rod.




    It took you all the way to trying to teach us how parts cleaner worked for him to lose "cred"... It should have been around the time he said he wanted to fill the engine to the brim with fluid and crank it. :D
     
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    Too late.... Pm replied. :chug:
     
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    I am still checking this thread hoping to see that he used the method one of us suggested in the end and to see if he had any success of it. I mean, sure, I poked a bit of fun at him after he started lashing out at everyone...

    But I'd still like to know the guy didn't ruin anything and has maybe gotten somewhere with his problems...
     
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    x5050160, made any progress? In all seriousness, I'd legitimately like to hear how this all went.
     
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    Ok I was just joking about the oil. I dunno who runs that stuff maybe Top Fuel NHRA?
    So it went ok. I filled it up with the kerosene and cranked it for 5 seconds 3 times. That cleared out the cylinders of the kerosene pretty good. When i drained the crankcase the kerosene was pretty clean. I strained the kerosene with the help of a friend and there was a sludge/film greasy nasty stuff at the bottom of the tub that we used. I poured it back through with the drain plug out and nothing more really came out that I saw. I did unbolt the catalytic converter from the y pipe off the headers but there was only about a 1/4" separation so I'm sure some of the kerosene went into them. I had to let it sit for 2 days before I put it all back together cause I had to work. So most of it should have evaporated off. It smoked like crazy when I started it up but that was probably becase I squirted a few pumps of oil from an oil can into the spark plug hole before I put them back in. There was only a few drips that came out of the exhaust when I started it up. It definitely starts up faster and it has much better throttle response. I also changed out the TPS so I'm sure that helped to. The only thing left that I want to address are the springs and the plastic link on the 2 part throttle body linkage.
    Oh and I put Royal Purple 10w-30 and a wix filter. Not 70w race oil lol
     

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