The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
8/23/21 1:00 p.m.

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The Science

People have been cleaning greasy parts with gasoline for decades, and the science explains why it works so well: “Number-one rule of solubility is likes dissolves likes,” explains Zachary J. Santner, technical specialist at Sunoco.


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volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
11/29/21 12:51 p.m.

Diesel fuel is my go-to for large degreasing projects.  It doesn't evaporate like gaosline, and doesn't seem to eat away at plastic containers as quickly.  When I've got something large, like a cylinder head or valve cover, just dunk it in a tote full of diesel fuel, put the lid on it, and let it marinate till it's nice and shiny.  A gallon costs $4, versus $5 now for a 16 ounce can of CRC. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/29/21 1:00 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

But what the heck do you do with the diesel after you've used it?

volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
11/30/21 1:14 p.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

I just keep it outside in the covered container. Like as not I'll need it again.  It works as well as the gallon can dunk-a-carb deal.  

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