Originally Posted by 74chevyflat
yes we have dawn and actually its the only thing i use to wash dishes.when the dishwasher is out of creme cascade. i just need to know what will keep the water off the cylinders as i clean them out one by one?so i dont risk getting them rusty. i have a 5 gallon compressor and air pistol. i was only asking about the diesel to use it to lift the water off the surface. Does anyone have a fool proof way to absolutely clean a block without ruining 500 bucks worth of machine work. on the deck and cylinders.??
In the little bit of time while you are cleaning the engine you won't get anymore rust than will wipe off with a little WD40 and a soft rag . Just don't trust the WD40 to protect for storage . Wipe it down with motor oil or preferably STP after you are done cleaning and drying with the WD40. It will be fine . BTW . blow the water out of the oil galleys !