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More Grandmother recipes wanted.

aussiemike

Accelerating Away
At the back of my brain and in my youth I seem to remember an old guy in our neiborhood puting a cup full of brake fluid directly into the air intake of a carburettor. Piles of white smoke emmitted from the exaust and he told me it was good for the engine. At the time I thought "Great James Bond smoke trick". Was I dreaming or is brake fluid the same as Wynns Tune up? Can the same apply to deisel engines if it is put into the intake manifold.
Any thoughts?
Regards from Africa
Aussiemike
 
I remember that people used to do something similar with oil of peppermint- though I think that was a cure for sticking valves.
 
A mate of mine [mechanic to trade] regularily used Brake Fluid to "clean out" carbs.

Probably done the job as well as some of the pukka branded stuff, but the shop bought stuff doesn't make the same amount of white smoke either :eek: .
 
At the back of my brain and in my youth I seem to remember an old guy in our neiborhood puting a cup full of brake fluid directly into the air intake of a carburettor. Piles of white smoke emmitted from the exaust and he told me it was good for the engine. At the time I thought "Great James Bond smoke trick". Was I dreaming or is brake fluid the same as Wynns Tune up? Can the same apply to deisel engines if it is put into the intake manifold.
Any thoughts?
Regards from Africa
Aussiemike
Don't know wether it work's on deisel's or not not but it's supposed to decoke the engine.
 
Some guys use ATF to do the same. Also a little two stroke oil through the petrol is a good upper cylinder lubricant. Ground black pepper is good for coolant leaks. What about the old nylon stocking for the fan belt?......Best fun is getting the stocking:D

Alex
 
What about the old nylon stocking for the fan belt?......Best fun is getting the stocking:D

Alex


That trick has gotten me home on two occasions, in a VW and before that in an old Volvo 240.

Another trick I remember was the clump of horse crap for radiator leaks.
 
One liter of atf fluid on the full fuel tank ( for diesel models) extra lubrication for the pump and the injectors ??? ( I had try this and kills some of the engine noise)
 
2 stroke oil in a diesel gives a good sized power boost, used to run about 1 - 2 litres per full tank and the boost was great.
 
2 stroke oil in a diesel gives a good sized power boost, used to run about 1 - 2 litres per full tank and the boost was great.

I dont understand how it can boost the engine - surely adding oil would highten the (cant think of the right terminology here) point at which the fuel ignites. Hey but if it works and doesnt damage the engine - i may give it a try (2.8 NAD Daihatsu)
 
Worked with a guy who fixed the small 1 cyl. generatorset on a tugboat when it blew the head-gasket. As we didn't have a spare gasket he took of the cilinderhead, cleaned it a bit and put some thick condensed milk (coffee-creamer we used onboard) on the surface. After running it the milk more or less 'burned' in place and it wasn't leaking! (it did smell...) Don't know how you get it cleaned the next time you take het head of again though...
 
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