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Would this be a good time for hot tanking? Have a gritty axel!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I recently had my axel sandblasted so I can paint it. Well, the whole thing got sandblasted inside and out and I have grit all in my housing, carrier, gears...everywhere. I stripped it down and used a small pressure washer to clean it out but it is still gritty. Would it be a good idea to have it hot tanked? Any other good Ideas?
     
  2. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    You could try a steam cleaner.

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  3. getsome

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    Last time that I asked a machine shop if they could hot tank an axel they said no because the hot tank was not big enough for an axel.

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  4. jarheadk5

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    If no machine shop has a hot tank big enough (call around), use the pressure washer a few more times. Spray some Castrol Super Clean all over the innards and use brushes to scrub as best you can. I think PAW has a brush kit for engine blocks that could be used.

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