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Thread: Diesel for cleaning engine?

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    Aug 2009

    Diesel for cleaning engine?

    Hi All Its been eons since I did a engine teardown and part swap out. I am working on a 71 318 I pulled the old dead carb and manifold off and installing a TQ 850 and 4BBl manifold. I am trying to remember if dielse will hurt anything as I need to clean the lifter/cam area as no matter how hard I tried some gasket molocules and some crud fell down in that area. I was thinking I used diesel last time and pulled the drain plug and washed what I could not grab down and out. I am talking about very small items and misc amounts of crud that fell in that area.
    I don't forsee diesel causing any harm but I thought I ask you all.
    I am also removing heads to inspect since I am in there I only have to remove a few more bolts and its vetter safe then sorry.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    austin texas
    I assume you have the pan off also?

    Diesel is fine, gas is fine, then some water and air

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