Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-10-2007, 07:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 340
Cleaning Pistons

Hi
I want to clean carbon of some pistons, would soaking in biodiesel do the trick or would this damage them. The piston are from a 300D. Thanks
__________________
1979 300D.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-10-2007, 07:59 PM
ForcedInduction
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Best bet would be to take them to a machine shop or a good mechanics shop and get them ultrasonically cleaned.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-10-2007, 08:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 185
Get them "glass beaded", machine shop and most engine shops have a beader

John1
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-10-2007, 08:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: PA
Posts: 5,440
hawthorne,

Try Laundry Detergent. I found it works better than solvents in an ultrasonic cleaner.

P E H
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-11-2007, 12:04 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 31,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by John1 View Post
Get them "glass beaded", machine shop and most engine shops have a beader

John1
this i have done. and it is quick and easy if you have the right equipment.

tom w
__________________
Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins& six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I am finishing a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual....I also have a Lotus 7 replica autocrosser with a modified K20 Acura engine.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-11-2007, 12:49 PM
OMEGAMAN's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 705
Carb cleaner. The type you soak carbs in not spray on. It easily removes carbon and wont hurt aluminum. Water clean up.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-22-2007, 09:35 PM
jhodg5ck's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.E.Haiges View Post
hawthorne,

Try Laundry Detergent. I found it works better than solvents in an ultrasonic cleaner.

P E H
interesting..Good to know!

Also, I find the large containers of carb clean Really do the trick when you let X part sit in them overnight.

Jonathan
__________________
Blue Ridge Mercedes
Jonathan Hodgman
http://www.blueridgemb.com/
Enthusiast Service, Restoration & Tuning.
Follow Us on Facebook!
Located in the Atlanta area
Specializing in all pre and post merger AMG's including Hammers and DOHC M117 engines.
Mercedes Repair Atlanta
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-23-2007, 12:39 AM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Windermere,FL
Posts: 13,205
their is always a time to invest in a sand blasting chamber.. I think HF has some on sale
__________________

|1983 300D| OM617 239k Miles|Red|"Passion"|
|1982 300D Euro|OM617 NA| Thistle Green|"Granny Smith|
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page