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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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trans cleaning tips?

Well now that I have it all torn down anyone have tips on cleaning both
inside and outside the case with out damaging anything? Maybe even just a
link to a site with these tips?

**Note** Obviously as many are this way the outside of the case is pretty bad
grime trans fluid dirt caked on.

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that strong enough for the caked on stuff? Also is brake cleaner to harsh?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 08:19 PM
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Should have taken the case to the car wash before tearing it apart. That is the best way of getting the nasty stuff off.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah when I get it all apart I thought the same thing and was kinda kicking myself.
Tho I do have a power washer.
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Maybe you can bolt the covers back on and still power wash it? I would still be afraid of getting grit into the case and not get it out later.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 01:00 PM
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I have a steam cleaning pressure washer and do my own cases with it...I get wet...and hot...and grimy...but works as good if not better than some other washers I can't afford.

I had a guy bring me a case that was SODA blasted...it was STRIPPED and paint took to it like a magnet...but I had to recondition the servo/accum bores.

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Pressure washer and any chemical degreaser/cleaner that is safe for aluminum. I've used Terra Kleen as it's produced locally to me and is what my local trans shop uses, safe for hands, carpet, engines, bio safe, and cleans like no other.

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