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Offline Olumin

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Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 06:41:18 »
I’ve always bought purpose made cleaning/washing gasoline (Waschbenzin) for cleaning and degreasing mechanical parts and machinery (mostly clocks, watches, and typewriters/adding machines). To be honest I don’t even know what the stuff is called in English.

Is there any difference in the gasoline used in cars, and the purpose made cleaning gasoline? Are there any additives in car gasoline? Is it less clean? I couldn't find anything about it.

For use in cleaning applications, it is very important that the gasoline evaporates quickly and without leaving any residue. Does car gasoline have these properties?


I know there are people here who know much more about cars then I do (nothing), so please chime in and let me know of you have any idea.


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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 07:50:40 »
I am no chemist (where are you, Chyrosan?) but I do know that in the US fuel has multiple additives for cleaning and lubrication as it passes through the engine.
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The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 00:30:37 »
Drinking, cleaning, powering motors, repelling small children. There's nothing gasoline can't do!

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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 07:26:37 »
I’ve always bought purpose made cleaning/washing gasoline (Waschbenzin) for cleaning and degreasing mechanical parts and machinery (mostly clocks, watches, and typewriters/adding machines). To be honest I don’t even know what the stuff is called in English.

Is there any difference in the gasoline used in cars, and the purpose made cleaning gasoline? Are there any additives in car gasoline? Is it less clean? I couldn't find anything about it.

For use in cleaning applications, it is very important that the gasoline evaporates quickly and without leaving any residue. Does car gasoline have these properties?


I know there are people here who know much more about cars then I do (nothing), so please chime in and let me know of you have any idea.


You can clean parts etc with regular gasoline but it is not smart or safe because the flashpoint is extremely low. If you are going to use gas to clean please don't smoke your cigarette while doing so. 

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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 08:35:04 »

Drinking, cleaning, powering motors, repelling small children.


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"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977