- Nov 14, 2009
- Rocky Mountains
Agree about the Simple Green. Never really worked all that well for me.I don't use simple green for anything around a running machine anymore.
That stuff is nasty.
<< >>I have a friend that has a caustic tank, heated for cleaning SBC blocks. It will disolve an aluminum engine block in short order.
I've had excellent results over the years with ZEP's caustic based cleaner on aluminum and magnesium in my hot tank. It has some kind of inhibitors in it to prevent the attacking the metal. If you don't hose the cleaned parts down while still hot and damp it will leave a film, but a quick re-soak fixes that.
But that only works on parts, not whole engines.