Diesel fuel, also called diesel oil, combustible liquid used as fuel for diesel engines, ordinarily obtained from fractions of crude oil that are less volatile than the fractions used in gasoline. It’s useful because it’s so oily. If you soak parts in diesel and then just rinse them, the fuel leaves a little oil on everything and parts are overall easier to clean later and you don’t have to worry about any steel parts (most are aluminum) rusting.
Every day, cleaning engine parts – whether they are small parts like fittings and fasteners, bigger parts like connecting rods and pistons, or even cylinder heads and engine blocks – requires more and more attention to the three E’s: economics, efficiency and environmental awareness. But while shops may have the same goal – clean parts – the methods they can choose from may be very different.
What seems to be good enough isn’t anymore, and although there isn’t one system that will handle all your cleaning needs, the good news is that the systems available today can have a positive effect on shop efficiency, business economics and environmental impact.
The cost of equipment, chemicals, labor, maintenance, and disposal costs can be significant, but cleaning expenses are an important cost of doing business. Doing it wrong can require even more expense in labor or parts replacement.
Contamination in Turbine Oil –
Problem because of Contaminated Oil –
Dirt & Carbon Problem in Oil
Moisture in Oil