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Old 05-02-2009, 12:29 AM
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Since all diesel available at retail gas stations in Oregon is B5, I am technically using biodiesel to soak some parts. If I were to use B99 (available about 3 miles from my house in Portland) I would be careful to make sure none of the parts had natural rubber attached, as well as not wearing latex gloves commonly available at parts stores. The lye used in B99 will eat pinstriping off the finish of cars, as well as MB fuel filler tube grommets, or basically anything that is not Viton or EPDM. Nitrile will hold up for a while but eventually succumbs to the corrosive nature of the stuff.
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:32 AM
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Since all diesel available at retail gas stations in Oregon is B5, I am technically using biodiesel to soak some parts. If I were to use B99 (available about 3 miles from my house in Portland) I would be careful to make sure none of the parts had natural rubber attached, as well as not wearing latex gloves commonly available at parts stores. The lye used in B99 will eat pinstriping off the finish of cars, as well as MB fuel filler tube grommets, or basically anything that is not Viton or EPDM. Nitrile will hold up for a while but eventually succumbs to the corrosive nature of the stuff.
Not much rubber on the IM and the crossover pipe. When I said biodiesel I should have said B99. Calling B5 biodiesel is a joke.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:40 AM
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A good soak in B99 is what I have planned. If that doesn't do it.... Then back to the oven cleaner and pressure washer.

A little off topic. What gaskets are required besides the intake/exhaust crush gasket? It looks like I will need one for the turbo, EGR and maybe a doughnut for the collector?
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:47 PM
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the torch and air gun method look like ALOT more fun than letting it soak in a bucket. I have an egr block kit and plan on cleaning the intake out when I go to install it
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:37 AM
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the torch and air gun method look like ALOT more fun than letting it soak in a bucket. I have an egr block kit and plan on cleaning the intake out when I go to install it
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:58 AM
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... wow, this question sure comes up a lot...

carburetor dip...

NOTHING else works as well or as easy, or without damaging the aluminum AT ALL!!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:31 AM
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A good soak in B99 is what I have planned. If that doesn't do it.... Then back to the oven cleaner and pressure washer.

A little off topic. What gaskets are required besides the intake/exhaust crush gasket? It looks like I will need one for the turbo, EGR and maybe a doughnut for the collector?
So is it still soaking? Did it work?
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:43 AM
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... wow, this question sure comes up a lot...
There's a lot of soot out there to clean off....
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... wow, this question sure comes up a lot...

carburetor dip...

NOTHING else works as well or as easy, or without damaging the aluminum AT ALL!!!
What is the brand of carb dip you use?
Some brands are not available in California.

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:08 PM
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yeah a buddy of mine told me the torch method is REALLY NOT a good idea, it will likely distort the aluminium .......gosh I'd hate to know what a vat of it sufficient to cover the manifold would cost...looks like i'm going to have to find a shop.....
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:21 PM
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Most radiator shops have aluminum safe dip tanks.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:12 AM
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What is the brand of carb dip you use?
Some brands are not available in California.

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I'm not sure. the stuff I use is biodegradable, and nontoxic... Solderseal I think. (same company as Liquid Wrench products) I'll check tomorrow...
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