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    Parts washing in dishwasher

    howdy all

    The missus is away tonight so seems a good time to put my block ini the dishwasher. I stripped it down to bare block.

    i assume you just bang it in there, intense wash.

    Question is with or without detergent


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    ROFL...

    Matthew

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    Depends on the detergent, some can effect certain metals can't they? (or so I've heard)

    prolly a good idea to do a detergent wash after doing the block to clean any residue from inside the pot-washer, the missus will never know

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    spary some wd40 on it after so it dont go rusty

    loads down the bores

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    WTF!!!!!! this must be a joke thread or summit.

    surely you cant actually do this

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    I did my viscous fan and coolant expansion tank the other week in mine

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    I've done loads of stuff in the DW (sump, rods, pistons, water pump, cam covers...) never a block though (it's a slimline DW).

    As soon as the cycle finishes get it out and get it dried, it'll rust instantly.

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    Dishwasher detergent is a fantastic degreaser. So long as the one you have is compatible with the materials you put in with it, you're onto a winner.

    I'm not convinced a block would work well though, because of the number of complex chambers and galleries cast into it. Surely submerging it in degreaser would work better.

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    Yeah it won't clean out the oil ways.

    Doing this depends on how much you value your life and the chances of getting caught.

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    lol, never tried it. It might work, but I figure its safer to wash it in the sink with some soap and a sponge

    If she finds out she'll kill you

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    Do it Matt and photograph the results. Sounds funny but effective..

    Although dont tell her it was my idea or we could both lose our balls..

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    lol. legend, just make sure you clean the dishwasher properly after, you might have to just do a wash with nothing in to clean it out, bit of a waste but its well worth saving your man lumps over lol

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    I've seen (pictures of) a block and head done in the pot-washer, came out sparkling. Think it can get into all the galleries, the hot steamy detergent just shoots up em from what I've heard.

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    glash washer from a pub is brillient for things like this, im going ot get one when i move out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezz_S13 View Post
    As soon as the cycle finishes get it out and get it dried, it'll rust instantly.
    Man speaketh the truth, I left me cams sump sprockets and a few bits and bobs in for a tad too long and they were indeed starting to rust, Block should be ok you might just have to turn it part way through

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    Quote Originally Posted by fry View Post
    Man speaketh the truth, I left me cams sump sprockets and a few bits and bobs in for a tad too long and they were indeed starting to rust, Block should be ok you might just have to turn it part way through
    Yep as fry says, turn the dishwasher over halfway through Careful not to pull the feed/wastepipe out of the back though

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    LOL

    Use a vinegar bath. Cheap and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    LOL

    Use a vinegar bath. Cheap and easy.
    Actually vinegar works really well
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    don't knock the power of the washer, if nothing else you will indeed be able to eat your dinner off it

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    LOL

    Use a vinegar bath. Cheap and easy.
    But where do you get bulk vinegar cheap !? I want to do an RB block and Im gonna need about 130 litres (not excluding the volume occupied by the part). I looked at DEOX C but its going to need to be pretty concentrated which means expensive.

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