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Old Photo Of DC-10: Tech/ops Question

Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:38 pm

Please look at this photo I just noticed something:


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This is a "coke wash" cleaning of a DC-10 engine in progress. Running the engine at idle, a technician will direct a spray of mild abrasive into the engine to clean off deposits that can cause high heat (EGT). Note the technician is tied to a tug for safety.

My question: "coke wash" cleaning still in progress anywhere today? I never see anything like this before.
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RE: Old Photo Of DC-10: Tech/ops Question

Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:18 am

Hey 9-11, A while ago there was a very interesting thread by Mr. Spaceman regarding coke washes, here's the link.
"Coke Wash" Cleaning Of A Jet Engine? (by Mr Spaceman Feb 22 2005 in Tech Ops)

Still very interesting thing though, I hope the convorsations continue about it!

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RE: Old Photo Of DC-10: Tech/ops Question

Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:53 am

Thank you, Sam, for your helpful response. Also thanks for the thread link  highfive 
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