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fourthgear
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Soap & engine stand

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Post by fourthgear » Mon May 09, 2005 9:48 pm

For all that are doing leak checks of there Manifolds , soap is good and cheap , and available in most house holds , but there is a product I use in my field of HVAC/R that will out perform a mixed soap solution and its called BIG BLU ,micro leak detector solution and is available at air conditioning and refrigeration supply stores ( Johnstone supply ,ect.)I use it for Refrigerant and Pneumatic leak detection . It will bubble at the slightest leak . It goes for about $ 8.29 per qt. in a spray bottle and just washes off with water.
I want to thank Mbskeam for the great engine stand , if anyone needs one , he be the man for one



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Re: Soap & engine stand

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Post by Cotten » Tue May 10, 2005 6:14 am

I often regret suggesting diluted dishsoap, as it is quite corrosive if not thoroughly rinsed.

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Re: Soap & engine stand

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Post by kell » Tue May 10, 2005 4:43 pm

Cotten
It's kind of hard to tell if you're joking.

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Re: Soap & engine stand

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Post by Cotten » Wed May 11, 2005 3:12 am

Seriously, the stuff can ruin cadmium or un-oiled parkerizing very quickly, and leave white spots on polished aluminum.
Ironically, old Factory literature specifies Ivory soap for washing the machines, but I doubt it is the same today. The liquid form is obviously not.
It is best to wash down any bubbles with a spray bottle of distilled water, unless the machine is a righteous Rat with a self-protective coat of "character".

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Re: Soap & engine stand

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Post by kell » Wed May 11, 2005 11:05 am

I know that when I was a kid Ivory laundry soap was real soap flakes, not detergent. Dishwashing liquid in general is detergent. Using real soap might avoid the problems.

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