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Brake cleaner vs carb cleaner vs throttle-body cleaner

So I was spring-cleaning my man-cave/garage over the weekend and came across my assortment of chemical sprays - specifically carb cleaner and throttle body cleaner which caught my eye. Is there any ...
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Can I use modern brake cleaner on exterior engine parts?

I want to clean the cylinder fins of my BMW R80GS 1991 with brake cleaner and a brush. If I am careful to not get it on any rubber parts or gaskets is it generally safe to use on the aluminum parts? ...
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Cleaning Oil Siphon Tube with Brake Cleaner? (Is brake cleaner oil-safe?)

I recently used some siphon tubing to remove some oil from my engine. This worked great until I realized I wasn't sure how I could clean the tube for reuse as I don't want to use a siphon tube that ...
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For cleaning rotors and pads and general brake parts, will any of these work as a cleaning agent: engine degreaser, carb cleaner, acetone?

I need to clean off some grease from the cloating on my new rotors as well as some grease on my pads. Aside from using brakeleen, which of the three: engine degreaser, carb cleaner, acetone would ...
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Safe product(s) to use to clean spark plug well

What are products that can be used, and which ones should be avoided, for cleaning the spark plug well and seat? eg. brake cleaner, carb cleaner, throttle body cleaner, etc Intention is to clean oily ...
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Throttle body cleaner on rubber bad?

Was cleaning my throttle body and IACV using throttle body cleaner not brake cleaner and some dripped onto coolant rubber hoses and the IACV gasket. Would this cause any damage? Make the rubber ...
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