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Old 03-22-2006, 03:44 PM   #16
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water isnt a good choice for cleaning i would use a alcohol of some kind and then lubricate with after run oil or something.. maybe methanol or how it spells
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How often do you suppose to clean your motor if you race a few times.

if you ask me..? i dont know how many times or how often to clean the engine.. maybe every race? im totally new to this
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You wonn't go wrong if you clean it every race. If you don't clean it after every race/day of running, take out the fuel line and run out the rest of the fuel in the block, then use afterrun to avoid rust buildup on the crank.

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after each day racing with the motor im blowing with compressor air on the car everywhere and outside the enginge.. etc..
then after that i spray 5-56 (similair to WD40) in the carburettor and in the hole on the top.. then i put the car on starterbox and let it spin for some seconds..
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You wonn't go wrong if you clean it every race. If you don't clean it after every race/day of running, take out the fuel line and run out the rest of the fuel in the block, then use afterrun to avoid rust buildup on the crank.

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Why not just run it again with the fuel lines in tact so you can also clear the gas-tank and lines?

But this is good to do. After your motor runs out of fuel, there is always fuel left. Go bring back to the starter box and try to start it and get the rest of the fuel out of the system. I also normally plug my finger over the exhaust a few times to help push air through to help gather the rest of the fuel.

Nitro Fuel attracts moisture. I would also purchase some after-run oil to be safe.
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback on how often to clean a engine.
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Gonna take my engine to a friends job tomorrow and he will help me to show how i disconnect everything and cleaning it and reassembly.
so i will learn.
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How often do you suppose to clean your motor if you race a few times.
I suggest to take it apart after each race or each time it sees fuel. Using after-run oil after racing is not enough. I was told to stay away from using alcohol because it contained water. Some fellow racers said they cleaned their engines with WD-40, then used after-run oil upon re-assembly.
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cleaned my engine yesterday.. it looked very cleaned and beutiful inside.. at the main engine layer.. and all the other parts was very shiny and great.
so i didnt cleaned them. just cleaned the outside with 95% etanol so its shining again

i also saw that the engine gots a lot of tuning possibilitys
more of that in another thread.
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Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol) contains water.

Denatured Alcohol does not or at least does not create rust as easy.

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95% etanol is denaturated alcohol.
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do i have to dismantle all the tuning screws every time i clean the engine
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Its up to you. Some people do it some people dont. I dont do it since I messed up the setting of my zx12 by doing this. I only clean the carb superficially and I dont even try to take it off the crankcase.
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i'm changing the centax clutch shoe also in this cleaning
i think the shoe is yellow or white.. didnt remember
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:44 PM   #30
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Hi, was hoping to get help with my stuck cylinder. No amount of heating or freezing or soaking would seperate the liner from the crankcase. My engine is a Sirio AAC .12 maybe because its an alluminum to alluminum bind? Is this hopeless?

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