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This is a discussion about cleaning aluminum engine cases within the Staging Lanes section, where you will It All Starts Here! Bench Racing with Drag Race Discussion; ripping motor completely apart, what would be the best way to clean cases? hot tank? part washer. will it remove gasket material to? what do you uses?

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    ripping motor completely apart, what would be the best way to clean cases? hot tank? part washer. will it remove gasket material to? what do you uses?

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    Machine shop will do it best. For the outer cases spray with mag Polish but have the water hose ready that stuff will stain cast aluminum quick!

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    I'm interested in this as well I'd like my cases to look fresh
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    Machine shop will but them on a aluminum solvent hot tank den they will clean it with media glass. Best way to clean them.
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    think i am going to try simple green in a plastic tub. don't trust anyone around here not to mark up the cases. mostly i just need to get suzuki bond and gasket material off. i don't want to pull the 2 bearings out of the case either. so no blasting. glass media blasted a dirt bike engine before, did look nice.
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    Engine De Greaser and then hot pressure washer or reg pressure washer Come out like new.
    The cheap Auto Zone brand works good.

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    i use glass media or fine walnut shells. an my shops hot tank. just make sure you get all the glass out...it'll make quick work on your new bearings.

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    I spray them down with gasoline, that gets all grease out of pores. I then use the cheap yellow degreaser from the dollar store simply awesome and cases look brand new when done.
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    Your gonna have to do some hand cleaning regardless to get the sealer off cases. The way I do it softens it when split though
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    brake cleaner and WD-40 and a brush

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    I use oven cleaner and a pressure washer on mines for the last four years and it works great.

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    Go to truck pro get you a gallon of dt-901 cost about $11.00. I use to clean my frame and motor on my eighteen wheeler. This stuff is super strong you need to dilute it 4:1. Use gloves this stuff will dry out your skin. Spray the motor down let it sit five-ten mins spray it off and u should be good. If its really saturated with grease repeat those steps. For gasket material I used a brass wire brush and brake parts cleaner to remove the old gasket material. The brass wire brush will not scratch your cases. You can get a three pack wire brush kit from Walmart less than ten bucks. I would post pics of my motor I just did but I can't get pics to upload from iPad or iPhone.
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    just to let you know, i used engine degreeser after i took a brass pot scrub brush and cleaned off gasket and bond. then i used dawn soap in a utility tub. blew every hole and passage out with air after. then oiled the 2 bearing in the case. came out looking like new. next time will be with simple green in a plastic tub with some dawn soap.

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