Hot wash for oily undersides!

After fixing a bad oil leak on my Panhead, I remembered hot water heaters have a regular garden hose Spigot at the bottom. Hooked up a hose with a nozzle - even has full pressure. Sprayed the undersides down with solvent and then hosed it off with hot water! More convenient than riding down to the car wash and cheaper too.

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Hot wash for oily undersides!

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Post by Edaddy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:31 am

After fixing a bad oil leak on my Panhead, I remembered hot water heaters have a regular garden hose Spigot at the bottom. Hooked up a hose with a nozzle - even has full pressure.

Sprayed the undersides down with solvent and then hosed it off with hot water! More convenient than riding down to the car wash and cheaper too.



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Re: Hot wash for oily undersides!

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:30 pm

Cowboy, everyone knows that. :lol: :lol: :D Great share, and necessity is "THE MOTHER OF INVENTION."

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Re: Hot wash for oily undersides!

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Post by nmaineron » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 pm

Make it supa dupa and plug it into your pressure washer...

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Re: Hot wash for oily undersides!

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Post by awander » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:02 am

Many laundry sink faucets have threads that allow connection of a garden hose; for some that may be a more convenient way to get hot water.

Be careful if you use a pressure washer on your bike. It's easy to get water into places where you don't want it.

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Re: Hot wash for oily undersides!

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Post by nmaineron » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:19 pm

Ya, that was meant to be a tongue in cheek. However, ...

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Re: Hot wash for oily undersides!

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Post by Panbear49 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:21 am

Wait...I was told if my Pan wasn't leaking it was out of oil...

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