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Old 05-19-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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Parts Washer Question..

If you have one, which solvent works best for you? Went to O'Reilly's but the 5 gallon jugs were nearly $150/each... the washer holds about 12 gallons (20 gallon capacity, but it has a shelf, pump, etc that takes up a lot of space).. I looked online and found some solvent similar to mineral spirits at a tractor supply store for less than half of that price.. was trying to find some pros and cons if anyone has any info...
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:30 PM   #2
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I'd be interested in hearing some of the responses as well. Blew up the RM a few weeks ago and I'll need to clean everything before I install the new crank. I have no idea what's safe to use on all of these internal parts.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:32 PM   #4
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We got a smart washer that we use in the shop. Works pretty good but it doesn't desolve grease very good. Fluid is expensive it's called ozzy juice.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:21 PM   #5
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I would think anything like Varsol will work. IE Mineral spirits, etc.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:32 PM   #6
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bunch of folks on advrider were using pinesol and water as a degreaser in those ultrasonic baths

but I think that was before they took the pine oil or whatever it was out of pinesol.

(sams sells a 5gallon replacement pine-o-line or somehting for $7)
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I've used pine cleaner to clean carbs before. Works great.
A little slow compared to the harsh chemical stuff but at least it doesn't hurt anything and the carbs come out not only looking new but smelling piney fresh too.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:53 PM   #8
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Thanks guys!
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FYI i did the pinesol thing on some old wrenches just as a test, and it ate the plating off. It works great on cast parts like carbs and such though.
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Tractor Supply and similar has a 5 gal bucket of parts cleaner solvent for 40 bucks.
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If you need just the solvent, Try Shipp sales. I use to buy from a place called Harkrider but they're gone.
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