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Unread 10-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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What to clean inside of Transfer Case with?

Ok so I hate asking nube questions like this, but I've search violated google and I am sick and dont feel like spending anymore time readin I could not get a straight answer and I dont want to F*** up my TC.

I just cracked open my TC np231 and its dirty as hell. Now I am trying to figure out what to clean the inside with and the outside with. I want to paint the outside cause I got some left over engine paint and I want the inside spik and span for obviouse reasons.

From what I have people say clean it with brake cleaner/ carb cleaner/ purple power/ water and soap/ power washer. Wats everyones thoughts?????

Thanks in advance and sorry for the Nubby question (first time taking gears apart)

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Unread 10-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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Definitely brake parts cleaner. I use it every day. On engine overhauls. Transmissions. Rear differentials Ext... Brake clean dries almost instantly. Leaving no grease or grim behind.
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Unread 10-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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Diesel fuel is what I use, works good. Cheaper than brake clean and wont really break down with oil/greese. So when your done seal it up in a old plastic bottle and use it again for the next cleaning job.

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Unread 10-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Diesel fuel is what I use, works good. Cheaper than brake clean and wont really break down with oil/greese. So when your done seal it up in a old plastic bottle and use it again for the next cleaning job.

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No Diesel fuel, it leaves an oily residue.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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No Diesel fuel, it leaves an oily residue.
Works fine for me for 20 years, so to each there own.

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Unread 10-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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I would say go with with Brake Clean. That's what I used when I did my SYE. And thats what I use when I crack open a diff.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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Works fine for me for 20 years, so to each there own.

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Kerosene is better than Diesel fuel
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Unread 10-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I know everyone has their own preferences, but just didnt want to clean it with something thatll ruin the bearings n such. Brake cleaner is what I'll go with cause I have some on hand. Thanks again
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Unread 10-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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The nice thing about Brake Kleen is it leaves a dry and clean surface ready for RTV sealant.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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Kerosene is better than Diesel fuel
True, just most folks don't have a kerosene at the pump like they do diesel.

I use the diesel for the heavy stuff then hit any surface that needs paint with brake clean, other than that fuel is what it gets.

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Unread 10-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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Brake cleaner worked for me. Make sure when your washing the outside that you cover up the plugs and such so they don't get screwed up from soap and water.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #12
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I also use diesel in a parts washer. Cuts through grease and dirt quick. If I need to paint it I always use a wax and grease cleaner and put my gaskets on dry with no RTV and have never had a problem. I would use kerosene but like previously stated by someone else its not readily available at the pumps like diesel.
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