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Old 06-20-2009, 09:53 AM
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Just wondering if anybody has used an ultrasonic jewelery cleaner to try and clean there bearings, if so how did it do? Wife has one kicking around and I was thinking about trying it out.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:00 AM
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eh to be honest i found it to be rather harsh on them at one point the plastic ends holding the balls in came off! :O i mean its not too bad, but dont put them in for long periods of time :P
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:30 AM
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Used larger ultrasonic cleaners, do a very good job of getting all the muck out. Still spray the bearings with brake cleaner to flush any of the detergent/meths out though.

For the amount of effort though, I replace the bearings every two gallons of fuel, or as soon as they start feeling notchy. I'll pull the seals off new bearings to check whether they have enough grease and top them up if it needs it.
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