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Old 12-06-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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what do you all clean after race day? i clean the arms and stuff without takeing anything off but i always clean the engine in and out after a race, then when the everything else gets really dirty i do a whole strip down
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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i pull the engine, radio trey and fuel tank spray it down with simple green then blow off with compressed air, when thats done i spray the entire bug/trug down with WD-40...
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what he said, except i mix in a garden hose in between the simple green and the compressed air...
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:57 PM   #4
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I go home, put my stuff in the storage locker, take a shower, get a beer and tell my woman to make me something to eat. On Tuesday I might bring my stuff in a start cleaning it. Maybe not....
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what he said, except i mix in a garden hose in between the simple green and the compressed air...
i used to use the garden hose, but i had just to darn many rusted bearings...
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Hi imaxx21, do you get any rust? I have been wanting to spray mine down with water too, but worried my bearing and other metals will rust.
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try this thread.

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I pay my mechanic to clean and rebuild my car. Cleaning includes bearing cleaning, CVD cleaning, polishing all metals, washing plastic parts, etc . Basically he tear down the car almost completely, clean the whole things, and rebuild it from ground up.

I clean & rebuild the engine myself...... I don't trust him.

When the car arrive, it does look like new.
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imagine if our wives done that for us and all they wanted in return was sex
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imagine if our wives done that for us and all they wanted in return was sex
Impossible, because if they did that, it would mean this would be a perfect world. And there is no such thing as a perfect world.
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i strip it simple "G" it rebuild it and WD-40 it
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  1. Remove wheels/tires
  2. Remove engine/exhaust
  3. Remove gas tank
  4. Use paintbrush to "dust off" the car
  5. Use compressed air and a toothbrush to get the rest clean
  6. Remove all 3 diffs
  7. Rebuild all 3 diffs
  8. Do a "nut & bolt" on the whole car to make sure everything is tight
  9. Re-Loctite critical hardware
  10. Pull clutch bell and inspect clutch shoes/springs - replace/deburr as necessary
  11. Check glue bead on tires - reapply as necessary
  12. Re-install engine/exhaust/gas tank
  13. Replace glow plug
  14. Replace air filter
  15. Check all radio harnesses/wires/plugs and reseat them in the receiver
  16. Respray car with silicone spray
  17. Clean body
  18. Rinse, lather, repeat

NO I don't ever tear the engine down. Just dump after-run in and make sure it is at BDC.
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