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Old 07-03-2008, 09:05 AM   #46
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VM&P Naphtha is sold at Lowes in the paint thinner/solvet aisle. Right next to linseed oil, mineral spirits, xylene, and acetone.
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #47
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Hmm, thanks. Thats where I was looking. I mean, I bought some acetone. I even asked them and they had no idea
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:34 PM   #48
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So no WD40??
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yup Lowes is the place..

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:02 PM   #50
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Strange, I am going back to my Lowes armed with the picture above. They did not have it! I wonder if they were out?
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:25 AM   #51
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We were talking about diff cleaning at work and a friend of mine told me that he uses charcoal starter fluid and that it cut right through the silicone diff oils. As I'm going through my Hyper 7 completely right now I decided to give it a try.

IT WORKS GREAT!

Great solvent for the silicone oil and it's available pretty much everywhere. The can says petroleum distillates which I think may be another name for naptha, but I wanted to let you guys know that it is another option.
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Im anal so I completely dissasemble, soak the cases in naptha, wipe everything real good with a paper towel, check for wear crask faulty o-ring etc, reassemble and then do a dance.

Note: you dont have to be so anal, but the dance is a requirement, sorry I dont make the rules.
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Im anal so I completely dissasemble, soak the cases in naptha, wipe everything real good with a paper towel, check for wear crask faulty o-ring etc, reassemble and then do a dance.

Note: you dont have to be so anal, but the dance is a requirement, sorry I dont make the rules.


Im the Same way...anal as a mofo when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.
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Im the Same way...anal as a mofo when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.
What kind of dance do you do?
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That "Diff dunker" is just a tea ball. Tehy can be had at the $.99 only store for, you guessed it, $.99. Dollar General, and Dollar Tree usually carry them too.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #56
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try some shellite then give your diff a wipe over with a rag
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try some shellite then give your diff a wipe over with a rag

Yep +2 for Shellite, is like lighter fluid, i pull my diffs apart, remove o-rings clean everything, wait for shellite to evaporate, check for any damaged parts and reassemble, geezz guess i am anal about maintenance as well, as have been doing this for years, i clean and reoil after 4 club meetings, and before every big meeting.
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yep i re do my diffs after every 2nd race meet or before a big race meet
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