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Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:55 am
by Mr Shiney
I am in the market for a parts washer and have been contemplating the following:

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... rts+washer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I am also looking for a suitable washing fluid. I really want to reduce the chemicals that I buy and have to store so was thinking of using Swarfega Jizer both for general degreasing and in the parts washer. Machinemart tell me this is fine.

I am just wondering about others experience of this as a solution?

The main stuff is things like brakes and engine parts.

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:01 am
by Minter
Mr Shiney wrote:I am in the market for a parts washer and have been contemplating the following:

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... rts+washer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I am also looking for a suitable washing fluid. I really want to reduce the chemicals that I buy and have to store so was thinking of using Swarfega Jizer both for general degreasing and in the parts washer. Machinemart tell me this is fine.

I am just wondering about others experience of this as a solution?

The main stuff is things like brakes and engine parts.
Morning Steve, same as mine had it about 18 years.. Ive used Kero A or B in mine all that time! But only as it was free! A good bit of kit for any wksp..

:D

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:09 am
by philgunn
have a look here at the post from VIC

http://forum.mtridersclub.co.uk/viewtop ... 71&t=11613" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

pg

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:52 am
by TDIPower
I have the same one. I got the machinemart fluid that is let down with water. this was crap. it more smeared the crap about than cleaned. So i got some of the other stuff machinmart do last time which was great.
My pump has been on the blink for ages so when I finaly move ill get that up and running again. Wish Id got the larger one though.

One tip, get a length of rubber hose and a parts wash brush. connect the hose to the outlet of the pump and pump the fluid through the brush.

Pete

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:45 pm
by Bunker
Ill be installing one in the new year too. Use your central heating oil Steve, 28sec Kerosene.

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:46 pm
by Thumper
Ditto re the machine. For fluid I use paraffin mixed 70/30 with water

The advantage of this is that crud mixes with the water and can be drained off leaving clean paraffin behind. Simples.

I also add a squirt of diesel bio-inhibitor to stop mould forming

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Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:04 pm
by Mr Shiney
Now thats not a bad idea at all lads!! Heating oil is easy to get at. I could also use the waste Jet A1 from work.

Does the parts washer itself I am looking at cut the mustard?

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:51 pm
by Murdock
I got a parts washer from Machine mart. I used the fluid they supplied, but the damned stuff dissolved the pumps plastic case :?

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:21 pm
by MT Pocket
Avtur works well for cleaning and hasn't degraded pump or even the plastic cover on the switch.
It should also be easy for you to get hold of.

Re: Parts Washer & Fluid

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:22 pm
by vic
Hi All

The one I bought from JTF is the same as the one from Clarks. Same tank, switch, pump, and the lid got a automatic slam down device built in if there is a fire in the tank.

I paid £19.99 + vat last time I looked they were £24.99 + vat

I am using some water based cleaner I got from work which is not bad, when I get chance might change to paraffin

I am using them tooth brush size nylon and copper wire brushes to scrub with.

Vic