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Old 07-06-2003, 06:00 PM
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Default Antifreeze Cleaning Method???

Has anyone tried doing the crockpot antifreeze method of cleaning an engine? If so I have one question. Would it be better to leave the piston at the bottom or top of cylinder during the process.

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:36 PM
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Default Antifreeze Cleaning Method???

I have used it and don't really see any difference so long as you get the solution in the piston at the top.
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:43 AM
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I've used this method for years, works well.
I usually remove the back plate, carb and glow plug and pay no attention to piston position.
Check out page 152 of the new RCM (August) for an article on this subject.
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Old 07-08-2003, 05:56 PM
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Default Antifreeze Cleaning Method???

I've never heard of this....
how exactly does it work? you soak an engine in heated antifreeze to clean it? How long (on average) do you soak it?
Ho much do you heat the antifreeze?

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Old 07-08-2003, 07:15 PM
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Default Antifreeze Cleaning Method???

Doubt piston position matters.

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Yes, heat antifreeze in a crock pot, let the engine sit in it overnight. Works well, just DO NOT use the crock pot for food EVER again!
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Old 07-08-2003, 07:24 PM
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Default Antifreeze Cleaning Method???

Yeah... I can see how the wife probably wouldn't go for that...
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Old 07-08-2003, 11:16 PM
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I cleaned 3 engines that were covered in brown varnish. It was so bad I thought I would have to junk them. I was skepticle about the antifreeze trreatment but figured what did I have to lose. I searched for all of the threads on the subject and followed the procedures outlined in the posts. I worked better than I ever imagined. One engine was so bad I had to soak it for about 5 days, but when it was done the engine looked almost new.
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Old 07-09-2003, 12:25 AM
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Default Antifreeze Cleaning Method???

You know, I bought the crock pot, the aluminum antifreeze and was set to do the deed last weekend.

Instead, I opted for carb cleaner and a small stainless steel wire brush.

Wow! Looks as good as new and only took about 15 minutes.

The downside is the engine is like my body...Clean on the outside and, well, not so clean on the inside.....
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Old 07-09-2003, 05:09 PM
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Default Antifreeze.

I'll link to my writeup rather than reposting it.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread...698#post777318]
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