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Old 04-20-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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What do guys use to clean your diffs? I am looking for something that will help dissolve the diff oil. I run 1/8 oval and we really thick fluids. Getting all the fluid out and off the gears is a real pain. Have you guys found anything that works. I personally use 125k fluid in the front and center and 10k in the rear. It makes the car work, but also me while cleaning and changing oils. Thanks for any and all help.
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Umm probably your average nitro cleaner should do the trick...i really try everything like Goop that doesnt have the sand and also like WD40 sometimes will help get some of it off :/...those are my methods but im sure there are much better ones out there !!
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:09 AM   #3
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I have never used anything that would cut through silicone fluid
like VM&P Naptha. Get jar or other suitable container and a tea strainer
to hold the small parts. Thanks to INTEGRA for this tip.

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Brake/parts cleaner, then Dawn soap, lastly blow out with an air compressor. Clean!
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Lacquer thinner works pretty good or an automotive carb parts dip works even better.
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Go to your auto repair guy and ask him for some parts cleaner they get from Safety Kleen. Works really good I use it all the time, I just dip all my parts in it for about 15 minutes.
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I have never used anything that would cut through silicone fluid
like VM&P Naptha. Get jar or other suitable container and a tea strainer
to hold the small parts. Thanks to INTEGRA for this tip.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/stai...FcYbQgodPE5tHw
Works great! Just make sure you let the Naptha dry completely before re-assembling/filling your diffs as it will dissolve your fresh fluid same as it does the old stuff.
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I think it was on one of Ryan Lutz's videos that I saw him empty the oil out and then put some really light shock oil in and spun the gears to almost dilute the thicker oil that remained and then empty/drain again etc...

You could then try standing the diffs/gears on some baby wipes as those things seem to attract and absorb the oil really well!
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i use weaver break cleaner from advace auto. it doesnt have such a strong smell an drys quick with no left overs.
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Qtips - part cleaners and a movie
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Just open them up remove gears turn the housing upside down and let stand for thirty minutes on a paper towel, then rebuild. No solvent needed.
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let it all leak out of case, hit case/gears with motor spray....hit all again with compressed air....done.
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Geez.

http://www.gmksupply.com/html/gmk0112.html

Get one of these.
coffee can with 1/2 pint of gas
Soak for a few, jiggle a 'lil.................repeat.
easy peasy
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Just open them up remove gears turn the housing upside down and let stand for thirty minutes on a paper towel, then rebuild. No solvent needed.
this is what i do, got tired of all the brake cleaner and tidius time it takes. take the satellite and sungears, turn the upside down with the diff cup, let sit, wipe off the shims and assemble.

you will get the same results without all the hastle.
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Thanks everyone. I have been just letting it run out on its own, but 125k takes a while lol. I will try a couple new ways and find the best for me. Thanks again
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