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Old 04-03-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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I will blame Willwren for this one.

He uses his kitchen dishwasher to wash engine parts.

I know, because I was there when he did it. After it was done the dishwasher look like it was never used to wash greasy engine parts.

So, when my wife was out.......

I thought she will never know. :P





Wrong


I think we need a new machine now.........and it'* only a year old


The whole inside is covered in black grease, racks and all.

......and that greasy engine smell.

Tried putting it through a number of empty wash cycles and it won't clean up


No not, I repeat, DO NOT use your dishwasher for greasy engine parts





.....good thing I'm leaving the country this weekend.
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Paul, it has less to do with the machine, and more to do with the chemical degreaser you use.

I use my 'parts washer' for FINAL cleaning. I always do a pre-clean outside first. Then I wash with Castrol SuperClean in the washer. My dishwasher is probably cleaner than 90% of them on this Forum.
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Dont' buy a new dishwasher... try a product called Glisten. It'* supposed to clean all kinds of stuff out of your dishwasher.... it'* worth a try.
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(If it'* available in Podunk, )

Otherwise use CSC like I mentioned. It'* basically the same base as oven cleaner.
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The whole inside is covered in black grease, racks and all.

......and that greasy engine smell.

Tried putting it through a number of empty wash cycles and it won't clean up


No not, I repeat, DO NOT use your dishwasher for greasy engine parts



Nice going Paul, which car you going to be sleeping in for the rest of the week?
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I used engine degreaser foam and Simple Green.

Took me all evening to rub the inside down with varsol.........now you should smell it.

Managed to talk my way out of a divorce.

Be prepared Bill, if Laura makes it to WCBF08.
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I've washed inside trim bits in my washer before with normal washer soap but nothing greasy.

So with CSC, do you just clean the parts the best you can, stick them in the washer, then dump some CSC in the soap reservoir in the washer? I'd be afraid the CSC would damage the paint or little rubber parts in the washer but does it not have contact long enough to do any damage? What about smell? I'm very interested in this as I need a way to clean a batch of parts pretty bad...
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Mr Clean lemon to help with the petro smell

You need one of these
http://www.hotsy.com/apw/apw.aspx#
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Live and learn even for this old fossil.

I won't be doing this for a long while....



.....at least next year when I rebuild the Firebird engine.
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