I have used a combination of solvent and water in an old rag 1st and then
finished off with a couple of applications of Scrubbing Bubbles Spray
Bathroom Cleaner sprayed on heavy and then scrubbed with a soft brush. I
then hose off the whole underside. I did this the last time on the TR250 in
my garage in Scottsdale. After hosing it off, I just squeegee the soapy mess
out to the street rinsing the driveway as I went! Cleaning the underside of
the car is real messy, but the Scrubbing Bubbles really works, cuts grease
and the solvent, plus the dirt!! I used it on the whole underside of the TR3
when I started my frame off, it was a life saver!!
DOT 5 is going to be the same from all of the manufacturers as it has to
meet the DOT spec's. So the difference is in price! I have found NAPA to be
among the cheapest!
YMMV and good luck!
'68 TR250, CD47L
TR web site: http://www.triumphowners.com/647
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of John Wise
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 3:24 PM
Subject: [TR] Grease cleaner & DOT 5 brake fluid
Over the last weekend I removed my windscreen & rear end off my TR3.
The windscreen will get some new glass & the rear end will get its
gaskets & seals replaced.
My question is now that I have a lot of room under rear of the car,
what should I use to clean up the oil/grease that the rear end has
flung all over the underside of my car??
I am planning of going to DOT 5 brake fluid, are their any
differences in brands I should be aware of??
John A. Wise
1960 Triumph TR3A
Commission No: TS80422L
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