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Old 11-10-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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When the rotors have been pulled from the case and after cleaning and polishing a small amount of contamination enters the SC rotor bearings. What is safe to use to flush the old grease and contaminants? If it were a wheel bearing, I would use Varsol and blow them out with air, being careful not to spin them, and then re-grease.
I suppose one could also use brake cleaner.
I have the special grease that cost $10. for a 1/2 ketchup cup full.

Now the rotors are a different story. They have a coating that is dark and thick. It almost seems like carbon build up but it could be the coating. I have not touch it. I think I will leave it alone because any build up can only create a better seal all around.
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you CAN leave it.. or clean it with castrol superclean.. it takes it right off
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Remember, the GenV rotor coating is different than anything else we know. Caution is the word of the day.

Paul, try a little Castrol SuperClean on the END of one rotor. Apply it with a Qtip. See if it softens it up any over time. Try the same thing with Methanol and your magic injection juice. Make sure the rotors will hold up.

If it looks good, try the SuperClean to clean the rotors. Remember there are seals on the compressor side. The gear side is open to the SC oil chamber (nosedrive). So the 3 seals that keep the oil from leaking are are at the two rotor bearings and the nosedrive, with two rotor bearings and two nosedrive bearings (along the axis of the input shaft) contained within the oil chamber. Nothing you use to clean the rotors should come into contact with the rotor bearings in the intermediate plate due to these seals.

Cleaning your bearings? I'd use a non-solvent cleaner. Citrus or Castrol superclean. Blow them out and get them DRY after cleaning/rinsing, then lubricate them to hold you until reassembly when you can fill them with SC oil.

After that, I'd do a SC oil replacement about a month later. It'* a big investment, and it may pay to be anal about it.
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Oh you are there Bill.....not answering my PM'* though

I am not disassembling the rotors so there is no need to clean those bearings, I was refering to the bearings in the case that you are contaminating with your blood.

I'm just iching to tear into this baby....so hurry up.

I have already tried the test we talked about using Methanol at 100% strength on the end of one rotor, even scratched it to break the coating and left it soaking with a cue tip for a day. No effect at all on the coating

I think I'm going to leave my Water / Methanol Injection pre-Rotor. :P
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