Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2022, 10:02 AM   #1
Dwk
Senior Member
 
Dwk's Avatar
 
City: Chesapeake Bay
Vessel Name: Patty Ann
Vessel Model: Mainship 34 MK1 1980
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 326
Water soluble degreasers

What water soluble degreasers have folks used to clean engines? Our Perkins needs a bit of cleaning,not terrible,mostly modest soot from the minor exhaust failure of turbo pot. Mr Google lists plenty of choices and wondering what products members are friendly with.You folks love photos…replacement turbo pot.
Attached Thumbnails
25EF87A0-5EC3-434B-B996-8C57E2B90E87.jpg  
__________________
David
Dwk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 10:08 AM   #2
Guru
 
City: Olympia
Vessel Name: Rendezvous
Vessel Model: Blue water 40
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 594
I like “oil eater” not sure if it’s in your area or not.
Everyone will have a different opinion on this. Interested to hear them all.
Bmarler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 10:37 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
guy with a boat's Avatar
 
City: SoCal and Vancouver Island
Vessel Name: Tortuga
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 63
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 446
One of the most available and most underrated degreasers is dish soap. Made to cut grease and does so really well, and no issues with fumes etc. A bucket of dish soap solution and a brush is my go-to for many of these jobs.

Another favorite, when it is needed/appropriate, is Simple Green in a spray bottle.
guy with a boat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 10:43 AM   #4
Guru
 
KnotYet's Avatar
 
City: Los Angeles
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 849
I am a fan of Simple Green, especially the industrial strength in the gallon size.
D-Limonene is a very powerful water soluble degreaser available in
many products, including 100% pure. It is made from citrus peels
and has a lovely orange scent!
__________________
Science doesn't care what you believe. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
KnotYet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 11:20 AM   #5
TF Site Team
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 16,387
Try Extreme Simple Green. It is great. I use it full strength on heavy grease and dilute it 1-1 for less grease.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you aren’t one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 12:27 PM   #6
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in the Great Lakes
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 11,096
Dawn dish washing detergent is my go to hand cleaner and bilge cleaner.

Tide liquid laundry detergent does a good job also.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 03:02 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
City: Cairns
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 448
+1 for dishwashing liquid. I used Morning Fresh here when I got the bucket vs oil tank equation wrong and was amazed at how easily it all cleaned up ��
GoneDiving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 04:52 PM   #8
Guru
 
diver dave's Avatar
 
City: Palm Coast, FL
Vessel Name: Coquina
Vessel Model: Lagoon 380
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,392
Dawn, simple green and Krud Kutter are all good.
We have a garbage truck that works our street. It sometimes liberates hydraulic fluid on asphalt roads. A Dawn soak works.
diver dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 07:15 PM   #9
Guru
 
backinblue's Avatar
 
City: Stratford, CT
Vessel Name: Blue Moon
Vessel Model: Mainship Pilot 355
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 3,055
+1 for Dawn. Good enough for the Exxon oil spill.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
backinblue is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2022, 07:20 PM   #10
TF Site Team
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 16,387
Dawn does a good job but it can create a lot of suds that then have to be cleaned up. I spray Extreme Simple Green on with a garden sprayer, scrub with a brush and then spray water with another garden sprayer to rinse off the crap. Then vacuum it up with a shop vac, diesel engines only. With the ESG it doesn’t make much suds so it is easier to get it rinsed off and vacuumed up.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you aren’t one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012