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Old 04-19-2012, 06:31 PM
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When cleaning out the diffs, do you just wipe it clean or do you use something (solvent/liquid) to help fully get it cleaned off.

I just cleaned my diffs from the stock grease and they still look kind of gray after filling it up with clear diff oil.

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BlockHed View Post
When cleaning out the diffs, do you just wipe it clean or do you use something (solvent/liquid) to help fully get it cleaned off.

I just cleaned my diffs from the stock grease and they still look kind of gray after filling it up with clear diff oil.

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i use brake cleaner in all of my diffs on all parts on all my cars it eats and gets rid of all of the dirt and old grease, if that's what u mean
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i use brake cleaner in all of my diffs on all parts on all my cars it eats and gets rid of all of the dirt and old grease, if that's what u mean
That's exactly what I was asking

Any brake cleaner will work?

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Originally Posted by BlockHed View Post
That's exactly what I was asking

Any brake cleaner will work?

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yah any brake cleaner will work, also if i happen to not have any of that around i also use air intake cleaner the both work great, what i do is take it all a part put the parts in a bin spray enough in there for a lil bit of a pudle then clean everything good with a new mini tip paintbrush (no paint on it is what i mean by new haha) then dry them off and then spray all parts again one more time and dry them again for the best clean
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Here are the 1st three links I found when searching, "Diffs"


http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...-cleaning.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...-cleaning.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...iff-fluid.html

This should help.
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Naphtha and a tea baller for the spider gears/pins. Brake cleaner on the case.
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I sprat the break cleaner in the diff without removing any gears ....let it sit while turning the gears then flip it over and it will all come out.....repeat about 3-4 times and blow off with air compressor......saves a ton of time and i havent run into any issues so far
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