A question about additives

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Motor awesomeness, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Davezilla

    Davezilla New Member

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    Yeah... really... WD40 and tranny fluid both are excellent cleaners and preservatives, we used to use WD40 as starting fluid when I used to work on big diesel trucks, the guy I worked for used to have cases and cases of WD in his stock room because if ya ever tried to start a diesel after installing a new pump or injectors etc... you'll know why...

    ATF is also what the Rx7 guys use to keep the insides of their engines clean and carbon free... They flush it thru the carb with the engine running the same way we would do sea foam thru an engine to clean it out. I guess because they don't use piston rings but do use apex seals and side seals,these can get carbon buildup causing the car to burn oil and smoke, but the ATF cleanup revives and un sticks these seals...

    I do save old ATF for those really stubborn grease caked parts, just dip them in the ATF for as long as I can or overnight usually does the trick.

    For WD40, I always keep it on hand at the shop... that stuff has countless uses.

    I guess we can un hijack this guy's post now... lol
     
  2. GoreWound

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    brake fluid can remove the paint on miniatures without damaging the details of the model, just let em soak then lightly scrub with a toothbrush.
     
  3. 2door

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    Salt and snow can be used to clean stains from your coffee pot. :)

    Tom
     
  4. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Life in the Rockies is a wonderful thing.
     
  5. 2door

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    Yeah, I guess if you live on the coast you could subsitute sand for snow. Might work just as well.

    Tom
     
  6. GoreWound

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    use salt and dry, uncooked rice instead of sand, sand will work but ruin the surface making your pot ugly and harder to clean in the future.
     
  7. Goat Herder

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    Just don't use the yellow coloured snow. That's for special occasions.
     
  8. Flyman

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    Seafoam can be found at any Wal-Mart. I use it in my bass boat, pontoon &
    my cars. It very good stuff.

    Fly
     
  9. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    I agree.
    If you'd like to chime in, I started this poll on SeaFoam use in Gas-Bikes;

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=57905
     
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  10. mapbike

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    Seafoam is an excellent product for cleaning and helping to keep things clean in the fuel system.

    The Lucas in the clear bottle that is thick, id good at cleaning like the Seafoam and it has the added benefit of having a good upper cylinder lube to not only clean but also add an extra bit of protection.

    Both are great products so it just depends on what someone is wanting to achieve when determining which to use.
     
  11. Trey

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  12. mapbike

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    Yep, like that, I have several of them I've made, this pic is not one of mine, I drill the holes in a different location on mine.
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  13. Trey

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    Excellent.
    If you don't mind me asking, where did you learn to make that?
     
  14. mapbike

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    Huh. I also did some searching around the net; this is a thing. I knew I wasn't the only person doing this, just didn't realize the amount interest.
     
  16. mapbike

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    most everyone who is interested in bushcraft is familiar with these pop can stoves.

    They're very useful and so easy to make.
     
  17. Goat Herder

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    Are these really safe to cook with? I would rather start a old fasioned fire my self. I mean they look cool as heck. I am of a boyscout type learning. Me got tricks to making a fire;) To cook the creature I caught.:D
     
  18. 2door

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    Wow, you guys jogged my memory. They used to make something that was a can of food, like pork and beans and the food can was attached to the top of a Sterno heater.

    You peeled off a strip of the Sterno can and the top of the food can, lit the Sterno and it applied just the right amount of heat to the food. Odd but the Air Force didn't issue them but we could buy them in the base BX. This was in the late 60s, in a war zone. Maybe they only made them for a while. I haven't seen anything like them since 1969.

    Tom
     
  19. mapbike

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    these are idealy for bush ract and survival situations, they're compact produce no smell or smoke, you can boil about 2 cups of water in 2-3 minutes for sterilization or for cooking food or therbal teas like pine needles or young green willow bark for headaches and help with other pain relief.

    yes they're very safe and easy to cook on as long as you use a contai er to cook in over the stove, I wouldn't cook meat or anything else over the alcohol flame.
    one thing many people do is make a round tube of hail screen/hardware cloth for the container you plan to cook in to sig on and then take another larger coffee type can or use some flashi g to make a windscreen to help keep direct wind off the stoves flame so it works better.

    look Pop can stove on youtube and you'll find a pile of vids, some designs people have made aren't ideal in my opinion but many of them work good.
     
  20. mapbike

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    sounds interesting Tom,

    heati g up cans of food with these little stoves is done very easily and quick, the Heet methanol will get things cooking very quickly.
     

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