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Old 03-23-2007, 03:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by performula
A guy I know that has raced professionally tears his car down once a season. Of course he changes worn parts and inspects everything as wear items are replaced. Uses denatured alcohol and air in between.

+1. Denatured alcohol and air compressor. Most of the time just a visual looking over, then take a toothbrush to it and blast with air. Takes all of 5-10 minutes. If it's really dirty I will use alcohol, and just for a change sometimes WD40 followed with air. It looks brand new after the WD40 treatment.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:02 PM   #17
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I usually take the kit apart and remove the electronics during cleaning time... When I have the time, I also take the engine apart and clean it
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:51 PM   #18
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Many of us do the same routine, complete teardown and individual cleaning. The unique places I put grease is the thrust bearing a nothing more. Other places where I put lube (not grease) are the front CVD's, during use I clean them with a shot of nitro cleaner and more lube.

Grease attracts dust and dirt and this is worse for your moving parts, grease with sand is a powerful grinding base, add metal and moving parts at a lot of speed and what you get? more dust, less metal.

The best oil I've found? Serpent bearing oil and for the thrust bearing: Ye old green 'Ronnies grease'.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:30 PM   #19
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thanks for the feedback and replies everyone. I see that not everyone has the same exact methods (as in how often to do a teardown), but I'm happy to get so much feedback about this. It's one aspect that sometimes gets overlooked.
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Originally Posted by Ron C.
The exact same way I clean my car...
If Ron does it, it's good enough for me. He always has the cleanest car at the track.

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If you can afford replacing uprights every month, take it apart all the time, more power to you! Just a joke.
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hey try mecanical methanol with air compresor just after you play the car will be like new!!!!
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