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GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

 
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:55 PM
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GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

Just happened to be in the parts store and remember the discussion regarding GM Top Engine stuff.

Bought a can of GM Top Engine Cleaner. Its for pouring in the fuel and cleaning carbon.

Is this the right stuff? If not I'll use it in my Hummer 4&3/4 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Or do I just soak the powder briefly and load and shoot and let it clean while I shoot? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:45 PM
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Re: GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

That's the right stuff. Patch it in, let it soak, patch it out. Then clean the copper out with one of the copper solvents or Wipe Out. I like Wipe Out, it works best after the Top Engine Cleaner is used.

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Old 11-25-2005, 06:50 PM
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Re: GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

Good [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I did it backwards this time. Didn't get the GM cleaner until after I used the Wipeout.

I'll catch on one of these days [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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Re: GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

i'm assuming i could scrub the carbon off of my necks with this stuff? getting carbon off the necks is my biggest challenge.i've used scotch-brite and even some bore cleaners but it's tuff to get that stuff off. any ideas other than brasso?
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:22 PM
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Re: GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

Dave,

Just gave it a try. Went slick as a whistle.

I just wet a cloth and the carbon wiped off with no effort at all.

I usually don't worry too much about carbon on the neck as it is bit of a pain to remove. I make my fingers sore using hoppe's and such. This was way too easy. If you read the back of the can, you may wish to wear rubber gloves, though...

15oz of the stuff was less then 8 bucks w/tax.
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:37 AM
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Re: GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

thanks for the info Roy. i'm headin over to see mr goodwrench this morning.i'd keep those necks clean if i were you.that's where you drag a bunch of grit and chit into your dies!
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Re: GM Top Engine Cleaner - Did I buy the right stuff?

Many shooters have noted (and posted) that the chemical components of GM Top Engine Cleaner are exactly the same as those listed for Butch's Bore Shine.

I just bought a bottle of Butch's and haven't had an opportunity to try it yet. It sells for $17 + S&H for a 16 oz bottle.

It would be interesting to compare them in some type of realistic test.
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