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Parts cleaning ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, May 5, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

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    I do not have a parts washer and I am going through a Dana 60 and a 14 bolt. All of the initial looks at the bearings indicate they are fine but I want to clean all of the old grease out of them and repack them. What is the easiest way to do that. Can I soak them in simple green and rinse dry and spray down with brake kleen or will that damage them somehow. Any ideas are welcome.
     
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    Simple green... that chlorophyll stuff? I can't get that to do anything except turn things green in hue ;)

    5 Gallon buckets are incredibly useful, same with large rubbermaid trashcans :)
     
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    carb cleaner from works awesome for everything and at walmart its cheap....like 74cents a can
     
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    We used simple green as a degreaser all of the time back home. The key is you have to get the concentrate from sams or costco. Just use it straight and then hose it off. That is how we degreased our irrigation engine and it worked pretty good. But it sounds like Carb cleaner will work the best and it is cheap which is important.
     
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    Ahh, well concentrated anything will work well ;)
    Workin for Uncle Sam I have to follow all mixing instructions verbatim when dealing with concentrates, so I'm stuck with stuff like green-colored tools.
     
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    let me clarify that would be per axle.
     
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    Thanks for the offer. I will have to think about that.
     
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    just PM me if your interested and we can talk then. I think after you have spent 5, 6, hours cleaning it in your driveway and you get it "clean enough" and then when you rinse it off and the bare metal flash rusts a bit, you might find the 100 bucks aint too steep. :D
     

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