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Whats easiest way to clean an engine without dismantling?

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Andy C07/02/2020 18:25:58
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Just as the title says please. I have a few 2 strokes which I would like to clean up to make look a little better on a shelf in workshop, without the need to take apart and give a thorough clean to.


J D 807/02/2020 18:59:22
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Biological washing powder and an old toothbrush, thorough drying and fresh oil inside.

Andy C08/02/2020 17:49:03
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Thanks JD8. I'll have to try that when I get a moment. I assume I have to be careful about getting too much inside the engine so dunking is out of the question?

Peter Miller08/02/2020 18:37:15
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Just wash the engine and then give it a short run. No problems

Many years ago I had a control line flying boat which flew off the river bank. The engine was a Fox 25

Trying to land back on the river resulted in regular immersions, A quick run and it was back in action.

That engine lasted for years

Engine Doctor23/02/2020 15:41:14
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Sorry double post

Edited By Engine Doctor on 23/02/2020 15:42:59

Engine Doctor23/02/2020 15:42:20
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A friend used to put his engines in the dish washer ! When finished he gave them a thorough run and all was well .

Health warning !!! Only try this if SWMBO is away or out for the day wink.

If they are gummed or siezed see post re "Jammed engines "

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