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I have mine filled with Varsol which you can get at your local parts store.
Just curious, have either of you tried any of the industrial citrus based solvents for your parts cleaner(s). The guys over in the tool room have switched over to it. It's cheaper, friendlier to the environment (so I'm told) and supposedly works just as well as some of the other solvents.

Unfortunately (fortunately, actually) I'm on vacation, right now, so I can't tell you the name of the stuff yet, but I will, if you're interested.
 

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SURE! :thumbsup: ID BE THRILLED TOO!:laughing:
post all the info you can, Ill be glad to try it, after all it might be better stuff and ILL never know UNTILL I test it!:thumbsup:
 

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I tried the citrus based solution and in my opinion, it does not cut the grease like petroleum base solutions. I first tried it the way they recommended and it would clean a little better than pure water, then I tried it as a more concentrated mix and it just did not work as well as varsol. I had to soak the parts a whole lot longer time than with varsol and it still did not clean as well.

It did clean my hands really good however!!
 

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I have this unit and it works pretty good. A couple of tips however:
1, seal all of the seams, any kind of caulk on the inside of the seal as you put it together will work.
2, The hardware and hoses are crap. I replaced the hose, nipples and hose barbs and clamps with new parts from HD, that stopped the leaks and breaks
3, Use a GOOD drier, compressed air collects water and it will get into your media and the siphon will stop picking it up
4, the light inside sux, I use a drop light in mine with a florescent bulb.
5, I don't like the way the view plate works so I am going to put it on hinges so that it opens, making it easier to clean and put the plastic shields on, working inside the box is a PITA

If I had it to do again I would get a top loading box, but with some mods this one works ok.

good point, Ive got mine filled with a mix of degreaser , carb cleaner and water, it deffinately will peel off a good deal of crud over about 15 minutes

a sand blast cabinet comes in handy for the heavily layered/rusty crud

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93608
 

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yeah! thats all true! like Ive said many times most HF stuffs junk, if its seldom used its ok, if it must work look somewhere else and expect to pay at least twice as much, to get something you can 1/2 way depend on, OR BUILD YOUR OWN
 

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