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09-27-08, 05:07 PM   #1  

I am rebuilding an 8HP B&S and have the valves gapped and the rings are all set. All I need to do now is clean everything up and reassemble. What suggestions for a good safe solvent for the final cleanup before assembly?

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09-27-08, 05:37 PM   #2  
I use carb & choke spray cleaner followed with compressed air, This removes all old oil residue and any sand/dust that may be stuck to the inner block or parts.

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09-27-08, 06:53 PM   #3  
mineral spirits also work well you need to use only clean fresh cleaner what ever you do on a new engine. if you have a parts washer make sure it runs through a filter before the nozzle, i have also used pure simple green as a cleaner degreaser and it is biodegradable.

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