Oven cleaner and sparkplugs



14 replies to this topic
  • lewichris

Posted April 01, 2002 - 05:38 AM

#1

I tried it for the firs time this past weekend. And oh my how nice it worked. So i threw in about 6 wet fouled plugs and walaha they come out cleanner then new and work like a charm. Just wanted to say thanks again to the guy who mentioned it to everyone here. Saved me about 45 bucks

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted April 01, 2002 - 06:08 AM

#2

Isn't that way cool..... That's the only way I clean my plugs. I haven't bought a new plug in over a year....

Bonzai :)

  • lewichris

Posted April 01, 2002 - 06:24 AM

#3

pretty cool stuff. Did youever get that eseries from that guy you were gonna trade pipes with yamakasi.

  • g-ride2

Posted April 01, 2002 - 08:25 AM

#4

I always bead blast my fouled plugs. If you have a blast cabinet available it only take 1 minute to blast the end of your plug and blow it off good.

  • lewichris

Posted April 01, 2002 - 08:37 AM

#5

oven cleaner is much easier to buy

  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 01, 2002 - 11:35 AM

#6

Hey lewischris

Glad you liked the oven-cleaner tip - you know what, I picked it up here @ TT myself a while back - what goes around, comes around...

More power to TT and the sharing of knowledge...

David

  • Tim_Heslip

Posted April 01, 2002 - 12:20 PM

#7

Please refresh my memory. How long at what temperature? Also, is there a toxin danger if I am baking cookies at the same time as cleaning plugs? :)


Tim Heslip

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  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 01, 2002 - 07:14 PM

#8

As I see your post is after midday, I will presume it is not an April Fools Day one, and give you a semi-serious reply...

You simply spray oven cleaner on the plugs, and let them sit for 24 hours, then clean them off with carb or brake cleaner stuff... no baking, no heat, just time... lightly dress the elctrode with a file and set the gap... Good as new!

As for the cookies, well, not too many of those, your bike is already hefty enough - you know it is diet time if you weigh more than your bike... :)

Cheers,

David

  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 01, 2002 - 07:31 PM

#9

As I see your post is after midday, I will presume it is not an April Fools Day one, and give you a semi-serious reply...

You simply spray oven cleaner on the plugs, and let them sit for 24 hours, then clean them off with carb or brake cleaner stuff... no baking, no heat, just time... lightly dress the elctrode with a file and set the gap... Good as new!

As for the cookies, well, not too many of those, your bike is already hefty enough - you know it is diet time if you weigh more than your bike... :)

Cheers,

David

  • Guy

Posted April 02, 2002 - 08:16 AM

#10

Originally posted by yamaha.dude:
...... you know it is diet time if you weigh more than your bike... :D

Cheers,

David



:D :) GULP :D :D

  • mcarp

Posted April 02, 2002 - 10:25 PM

#11

I originally gave this tip. Works great on pistons, valves, heads, and exhaust pipes, too! I got quite a bit a carbonizes "sludge" out of the top end this winter by soaking the carbonized parts in oven cleaner.

Just don't use the industrial strenght stuff. Plain old easy off is the way to go..!

  • Chaindrive

Posted April 02, 2002 - 10:54 PM

#12

Wouldn't be the first time I got busted for letting the ole lady find engine parts in objectional places...like HER oven! I'm not even supposed to be in the kitchen anymore...past the fridge anyway. Something about letting the pup help me do dishes once... :)

  • lewichris

Posted April 02, 2002 - 11:16 AM

#13

i once watched the reading rainbow (a kids show) and it showed aluminum foil and oven cleaner making a chemical eaction and smoking. So be careful what you put oven cleaner

  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 02, 2002 - 12:17 PM

#14

Hey chaindrive,

Were those airfilters you were putting through the washing machine?... bad enough your dirty riding gear, let alone greasy airfilters pre-soaked in simple green...

BTW, don't let the dog dry up, just put it to use as the pre-wash, - i.e let it lick the plates clean before you wash them up...

HTH, :)

David

  • Chaindrive

Posted April 02, 2002 - 03:30 PM

#15

...and if you "let" her catch you, you never "get" to do dishes again... :) :D

Kinda like "I been having a good time with a blonde a redhead and a brunette" in response to the hands-on-hips at the door: "Where the hell you been?"...Been using that so long she wouldn't believe me if it was true>> :D

We don't have to outsmart 'em, just keep 'em guessin'!! :D

[ April 02, 2002: Message edited by: Chaindrive ]




 
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