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Offline Allflatblack

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Flywheel cleaning
« on: January 12, 2015, 02:35:00 PM »
The G5 that I am restoring had a previous owner who overfilled the transmission by a quart at least. Every seal was weeping as well as lots of oil out the pushrod tube. Clutch soaked, total mess. I ordered the 4mm clutch kit from stein dinse for A very good price. Normally I would just wash the flywheel and pressure plate with gas a few times and feel fine. I do have a kiln at work that I could then bake it for a while to try to burn all of the residual oil out. Overkill? 400 degrees for two hours?

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 02:52:09 PM »
I'm not a fan of washing parts in gasoline, leaves a nasty residue not to mention a bit of a fire hazard. I like acetone or brake parts cleaner. Baking it, i think is a bit much. If it were a porous material it might be a good idea but, steel doesn't usually absorb oil.
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 03:25:56 PM »
Clean every tooth w/screwdriver, I use mineral spirits
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 06:19:49 PM »
Mineral spirits worked well on the ex Rocker Lemans V the the "dealer's" "mechanic" grossly overfilled. It's flammable, too.. but nothing like gasoline. I wouldn't...
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 06:19:49 PM »

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 06:22:12 PM »
Cheap vodka. Sorta non-toxic.

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 06:24:37 PM »
Cheap vodka. Sorta non-toxic.

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 08:40:30 PM »
Cheap vodka is great for windows. And freshens your breath. Purple degreaser and hot water (to rinse off the gasoline) looks like new.
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 09:18:12 PM »
Brake cleaner then straight Simple Green and a brush if needed.

Dad and I used gasoline to clean parts when I was a kid.  We got lucky.  Ever see a gasoline vapor fireball?
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 09:53:42 PM »
Cheap vodka is great for windows. And freshens your breath.

You're supposed to run a bottle of that stuff through your new still for the first run to clean it out.
That's the combustion chamber of the turbo shaft. It is supposed to be on fire. You just don't usually see it but the case and fairing fell off.

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 10:50:31 PM »
I take three bottles of cheep vodka and run it through a distiller to make one bottle of very pure alcohol.  I use it as a solvent and fuel -- it will chemically burn you to drink it.

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 11:39:41 PM »
 :+1  Mineral spirits.
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2015, 12:06:12 AM »
Hi, Tom.

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2015, 01:06:53 AM »
Glad to know somebody can run a device around here...fruit wash through a pot still is my favorite, but it's not as cold here as where you live.
That's the combustion chamber of the turbo shaft. It is supposed to be on fire. You just don't usually see it but the case and fairing fell off.

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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2015, 07:24:41 AM »
I take three bottles of cheep vodka and run it through a distiller to make one bottle of very pure alcohol.  I use it as a solvent and fuel -- it will chemically burn you to drink it.

Why not just buy a gallon of denatured alcohol for $15.00? Much cheaper than 3 bottles of cheap vodka and more end product.

Or 18lbs of cane sugar, 1 packet of turbo yeast and 5 gallons of water. 7 days later you have about a 20% wine ready for cleaning up.
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2015, 12:33:54 PM »
You may want to check your proposed solvents for TCE (trichloroethylene). Highly carcinogenic...
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Re: Flywheel cleaning
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2015, 01:06:28 AM »
Hi, Tom.

Aloha Dave!  I'm still around.  Work is limiting my time.  Looking at working for myself again.
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