Cleaning diffs/gearbox

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Cleaning diffs/gearbox

Post by MonoSavageX » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:17 pm

So I am under the understanding that you shouldn't use brake cleaner on plastic parts but I am at a loss for how to get this 15yr old grease out of the plastic diff housing and plastic gearbox. I've tried using the alcohol/simple green mix I've tried using stupid hot water and dawn dish soap and nothing is really touching it.

does anyone have any suggestion on how to get this crud out?
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Post by Squid » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:42 pm

Straight WD-40 or PB Blaster may do the trick. I use both to thin out grease for cleaning at work. Never tried on the Sav though.

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Post by MonoSavageX » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:50 pm

ok i'll give that a try and see what I come up with.
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Post by SV250 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:56 pm

You can use brake cleaner. It just dries plastic out bfollow with a spray of wd40.
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Post by MonoSavageX » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:06 pm

Ok well that makes my life a huge amount easier cause this stuff was just nasty tar like almost. thanks for the input guys!
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Post by messiah1 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:51 am

I use brake cleaner on my bulks and other plastics.  No issues other than a slight discoloration sometimes.  A good spray/wipe down with WD-40 helps.

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Post by MonoSavageX » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:40 pm

yea I did this last night and it made a world of difference. I am glad to know that I can use brake cleaner on plastic just need to WD-40 afterwards cause I was under the impression that it would trash the plastic so I never tried. Plus I was using a tooth brush on some metal parts once it completely melted away the rubber on the top of the brush sooo this just reinforced what I had been originally thinking.
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Post by SV250 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:50 pm

Its not something you want to so regularly. The white discoloration is the plastic drying out. Wd helps combat that. Now just once in a while for diffs is fine. I wouldnt make a habit of cleaning the entire truck with it.
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Post by NITRO_SAVAGE » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:53 pm

SV250 is right, the white discoloration is not good in other words its getting brittle and will easily brake. Instead of brake cleaner a can of DYNAMITE NITRO FORCE comes in handy. I usually clean with simple green alcohol wd40 mixture but always have a can of nitro force handy. :)

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Post by MonoSavageX » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:10 pm

yea I would only do it when there is some really nasty caked on grease that wont come off during regular measures
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Post by NITRO_SAVAGE » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:27 pm

Had me going for a while ( 15yr old grease )  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Post by MonoSavageX » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:20 pm

[quote="NITRO_SAVAGE";p="885541"]Had me going for a while ( 15yr old grease )
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Post by NITRO_SAVAGE » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:47 pm

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  yep you are right  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   :lol:

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