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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69K5, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. 69K5

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    I want to clean the gears in my axles D44 front and eaton rear. 15 years of sludgy oil water and trash. Whats the best way to do this w/o removing them since ive never done that before. seemed kinda expensive to waste that much wd40. figured that spraying with brake cleaner and lighting it would kil the bearings and seals /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    thanks in advance

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    Why would you "Light It"? Just use brake cleaner and be done with it! Let it sit for 10 minutes and it should all evaporate! Can't get much cleaver than that! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Why would you "Light It"? Just use brake cleaner and be done with it! Let it sit for 10 minutes and it should all evaporate! Can't get much cleaver than that! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    saw on one of thes post where someone was doing that. i dont remember what it was for but they took the gears out sprayed break cleaner on em and lit it.

    monster chev

    what kind of solvent? anything inparticular thats better?

    thanks to both

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    Actually, i have no idea what kind of solvent we use at work, i will check tomorrow. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    all right thanks
     
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    Just use brake cleaner. It shouldn't take more than 1 can.

    Never use solvent on any bearing! It removes the oil by "liking the metal better than the oil". It will sink into the pours and keep oil from sticking to them in the future.
     
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    i was honestly worried about the brake cleaner doing that b/c when it dries it dries everything else hands and all up. i didnt know if that was gonna be good for em or not.

    thanks

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    6 yrs ago Dana used kerosen to wash all rings and pinions. Now they have a special detergent that they use. When I blew up my front axle I washed it out with lacquer thinner. I didn't light it, it will dissipate.
     
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    thanks for the idea. i am probably go with brake cleaner as its cheap.
     
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    If you use the brake cleaner, and don't plan on reassembling it right away, make sure and spray it lightly with wd-40. The brake cleaner will remove all of the oil and surface rust will appear almost as soon as the cleaner evaporates.

    Just my .02

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    will do /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yes but with the sovlent, you have to remember, then i wash it in the parts washer and blow it dry. I dont leave solvent on the bearings, or anything fo rthat matter. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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