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Cleaning old parts

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by SilverSeven, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    SilverSeven

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    how? brake cleaner? i want to clean up my 97 steering box today but don't know where to begin. Does anyone have a solution? no pun intended.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    pressure washer may be a little better than brake cleaner.....not sure how the seals would react to the brake cleaner.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    chris4x4

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    X2 on the not knowing how the seals will fare. I have always used Gasoline, Brake Cleaner, or a sand blaster, but I have re built the parts after.....I would try the brake cleaner, and just be carefull.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    Should i just take the thing apart?
     
  6. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    Depends on how bad it is...If it doesnt need a rebuild, I would just clean it up to look pretty...
     
  7. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    i like my idea of buying a parts washer
     
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    getting there....
    well....buy one....and bring it to mod day!!:D
     
  9. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    I dont know if it does or not.. it would be easier to clean each outer piece individualy then trying to fight my way into the nooks and crannys


    but if it is rediculously hard to put back together [read: above the level of a caveman] then i better not

    its proving harder to clean than i thought with a wire brush and a wire drill bit with brake cleaner.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    I belive the cave men can do it....
     
  11. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    got a link to a writeup? my hands are too greasy for online research lol

    also if fluid got out i can replace fluid later?
     
  12. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    I always scrap as much of the thick stuff off and spray it with stuff like ^^^^ and let it soak. Surprisingly, Walmart has a similar cleaner that is cheaper and just as effective.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Soorry. Never did a write up on it. :eek:
     
  14. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    the splines on my input shaft might be fucked
     
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    i need a spline cleaner or something
     
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    screwdriver ftw
     
  17. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    How boot a tooth brush? :confused:
     
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