The performance of a motorcycle engine is determined by many factors, including the cleanliness of the engine block of the engine.
Many do not know how to clean the engine block of the motorcycle so they often forget about it, which results in the engine being damaged.
Cleaning the engine block of the motor can actually be done at home. By knowing how, the engine block can be cleaned frequently and avoid any possible damage.
In addition, the appearance of the motor will also look cleaner and more attractive.
How to Clean the Motor Engine Block
Here below are some ways to clean the engine block of the motor that can be done at home.
Prepare the Necessary Equipment
To clean the engine block of the motor, it takes some equipment. Therefore, if you want to clean the engine block yourself without taking it to a motorcycle salon, the first thing you need to do is prepare the necessary equipment.
The equipment needed to clean the engine block of this motorbike is not too difficult to obtain.
Even the necessary equipment are things that are very easy to find at home, and are things that do not require a large budget.
The equipment needed includes a toothbrush, and you can use an old toothbrush.
There are also paint brushes, plastic bowls or similar containers, fine sandpaper, and a little gasoline and dish soap. Surely these objects are easy to obtain, right?
Better Motor In Clean Condition
The engine block is a very easy part to get dirty. Dirt attached to this section can be due to seepage of oil in the engine, it could also be due to dust and dirt from the outside.
Because this part is close to the oil, dust and dirt are also very easy to stick to.
Before cleaning the engine block of this motorcycle, the vehicle should be in a clean state.
In other words, before cleaning the engine block of the motor, it is better to wash the motor thoroughly to remove all the dirt attached to the motor and engine.
A clean motor will make it easier to clean the engine block part of the motor.
Because after all the dirt and dust is gone, the next task is to clean the scale, rust and other dirt that cannot be removed when the motor is cleaned by washing.
Prepare Cleaning Solution
To clean the engine block of the motor, a cleaning agent is needed. This engine block cleaner can be made yourself using simple ingredients, namely gasoline and dishwashing liquid.
As is known, dish cleaning solution is a solution that can clean dirt quickly, including dirt that contains oil.
This dish cleaning fluid is also effective for cleaning the engine block of the motor from dirt that comes from oil seepage.
How to make this cleaning mixture is quite easy. First, prepare a plastic bowl or similar container, then pour about half a glass of gasoline. After that, mix with enough dish cleaning solution, mix well, and the cleaning liquid is ready to use.
Grease the surface of the engine block with cleaning fluid
The next way to clean the engine block is to apply the cleaning fluid that was made earlier to all parts of the engine block. To apply this cleaning fluid can be done using a paint brush.
Make sure all surfaces and parts of the engine block are evenly coated with cleaning fluid.
For difficult parts, for example on the sidelines of hard-to-reach surfaces, cleaning fluid can be smeared using an old toothbrush.
After all parts of the engine block are smeared with cleaning fluid, the next step is to let it sit for a while. This is so that the cleaning fluid can seep into all parts of the motor block, so that all dirt can be lifted.
After all parts are smeared with cleaning fluid, clean the engine block using a brush.
Sweep with a brush until all the dirt that sticks out. For the difficult part, you can use a toothbrush.
Because the cleaning fluid used contains gasoline, don’t let the cleaning fluid get on the motor body, because the consequences can be fatal. Motorcycle body paint can peel, and of course will damage the appearance of the motor.
Rinse With Clean Water
After all parts of the motor block are cleaned using a brush and brush, the next step to clean the motor block is to rinse it with clean water. It aims to remove all the dirt that can’t be cleaned.
Rinsing using clean water can be done using a hose with a large enough pressure. Thus all the dirt on the surface of the motor block up to the sidelines can be lifted and all released.
For parts that are not clean, can be repeated by applying cleaning fluid to the engine block.
Do the steps as before, namely brushing and rinsing with water until all the dirt can be cleaned.
To rinse using water will be very effective if done using a high pressure hose.
The goal is that the dirt in the hidden parts, such as in the gaps, can be easily removed by a high-power spray of water.
Clean the Rusty Part
Cleaning the engine block of the motor with cleaning fluid and water, may only be able to remove dirt in the form of dust and oil attached to the engine block. While stubborn dirt such as crust and crust, will not be able to disappear.
Crust and rust on the engine block can occur because this part is rarely cleaned, and it can also be due to seepage of oil from inside the engine.
How to clean the engine block, especially on the crusty and rusty parts, can be done using fine sandpaper.
There are two kinds of fine sandpaper used to clean scale and rust on the engine block, namely 100 and 400 sandpaper.
In the first stage, you can use 100 sandpaper. If the scale and rust have not disappeared, you can use coarser sandpaper, namely 400 sandpaper.
Removing rust using sandpaper should be done slowly and carefully.
Try to only rub the rusty part, and not touch the surface of the engine block. Because of the sandpaper scratches, it will certainly make the motor look unattractive.
Use Metal Polish
Successfully removing all the dirt from the engine block of the motorcycle will make the appearance of the motor, especially the part of the engine block look clean.
However, the appearance of the motor will be more attractive if the engine block looks clean and shiny.
To make the engine block shiny, can be done by applying metal polish or autosol. This material does not need to be made yourself, because it can be purchased at the store easily and the price is also quite affordable.
How to use metal polish is to apply it evenly to the entire surface of the engine block.
This metal polish will make the engine block shiny, so that the overall appearance of the motorcycle will also become more attractive.
Diligently cleaning the engine block of the motorcycle, not only makes the motor look attractive, but can prevent damage that will reduce performance.
If performance declines, then taking the motorbike to an official Suzuki workshop is the right step that can be done.