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Old 03-17-2010, 08:37 PM   #16
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I wonder how it would do in a parts cleaner.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:52 PM   #17
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Wonder how pine sol would do in the ultrasonic cleaner.
That was exactly my first thought, too.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:45 PM   #18
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How about Pine Sol in one of those cheapie HF ultrasound cleaners? I'm going to give this a try.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:59 PM   #19
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Interesting.
Though I wonder if you'd get very different results if you did a 3-day soak in anything else....alcohol, gasoline, turpentine (since that's also pine oil), seafoam enriched gasoline (SEG...I like that term. I'm going to start using "SEG" as a recomendation for cleaning), etc followed by a high pressure wash like you did.

And if Pinesol is alcohol and pine oil, why isn't the alcohol bad for the rubber and plastic parts?

What did the parts look like before you pressure washed them?
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:49 AM   #20
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When I took the automatic fuel petcock out of the vat, it's 27 year old rubber hoses looked very clean- no deterioration noted-

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:41 AM   #21
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Interesting.
Though I wonder if you'd get very different results if you did a 3-day soak in anything else....alcohol, gasoline, turpentine (since that's also pine oil), seafoam enriched gasoline (SEG...I like that term. I'm going to start using "SEG" as a recomendation for cleaning), etc followed by a high pressure wash like you did.

And if Pinesol is alcohol and pine oil, why isn't the alcohol bad for the rubber and plastic parts?

What did the parts look like before you pressure washed them?

I have done the 3 day soak with straight full strength Sea Foam on really bad float bowl gunk (5 year old gas) and plugged pilot jets (disaaembled) and it did NOT work, I ended up with soak type carb cleaner. Soaking in spray carb cleaner, straight acetone and straight napthya also did not work.
Straight acetone did work on a boat fuel tank softening an inch of twenty year gas gunk after a week soaking.
Sea foam has alcohol in it too.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:20 AM   #22
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #23
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Impressive results. Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #24
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:54 PM   #25
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I ditto that! The timing for me couldn't be better!
I have a bank of carbs from my ZRX that I just can't seem to keep from varnishing up after a week or so...it's driving me batty.
I may even try cleaning the inside of the fuel tank with the Pine-sol....

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:40 AM   #26
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Ultrasonic cleaner + Pine Sol?

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That was exactly my first thought, too.
Anxious to hear about anyone's experience with PS and an ultrasonic cleaner. Don't have one but I may spring for one if it works well.

I did pick up a quart today and will begin soaking some old bolts and bits in it for a few days to see what happens.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:57 AM   #27
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Well then I'll have to go pick up some pine sol and give it a go and report, I wonder if there is any hidden in the basement somewhere.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:35 AM   #28
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Remember too, Harbor Freight now sells at least 2 different models of ultra-sonic cleaners....can't vouch for quality (or lack there of) but I myself, do plan on picking one up in the not too distance future and trying this as well.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #29
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Anxious to hear about anyone's experience with PS and an ultrasonic cleaner. Don't have one but I may spring for one if it works well.

I did pick up a quart today and will begin soaking some old bolts and bits in it for a few days to see what happens.
A DOHC Customs forum member put his carbs in a vat of Pine Sol 2 days ago with an orbital sander taped to the lid of the container-
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:23 AM   #30
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Nice job Hondo! I'm impressed and I too will be making a small dedicated spot in the garage for this type of work.

I'm thinking one of those large Walmart storage containers, pinesol, a small pump to recirculate the 'tank' and an inline filter ...hmmm... the brain just never stops.

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