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Re: Engine cleaning


On 25 Dec 97, Steven Ayres wrote:

> => What product(s) would be recommended for cleaning a T3 engine? 
> 
> On the recommendation of our local drag-race king I used Easy-Off on my 
> rear end parts, including the transaxle case. Sprayed it on in cold 
> (50F-ish) weather, let it soak for half an hour, power-washed it off. It 
> worked pretty well, even on the caked-up gunk, and didn't eat into paint 
> or metal. Maybe they've changed the formula?

I suppost the most likely possibility is that the oxide layer on the 
surface of the metal was thick enough to keep the NaOH from getting 
in direct contact with the Mg.

> While we're on case preservation, has anyone found a good formula for 
> recreating the factory (gold-tone) case coating?

Good Question!

Jim
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