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Old 03-15-2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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While I have the rotors out of the case, its safe to use a degreaser on the body and exterior nosecone to clean up the SC, correct? Also, is there any way to safely clean carbon buildup on the rotors?
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To clean my rotors I used a product that worked very well, and didn't strip any coating off. It is called Power Tune made by Mercury Marine (Outboard Motor Manufacturer). Keep in mind, I used it in moderation though.
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Castrol super clean works on the carbon on the rotors and the exterior. It will not harm the epoxy coating.

HOWEVER, if you clean the rotors, you better replace the needle bearings afterwards.
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Castrol super clean works on the carbon on the rotors and the exterior. It will not harm the epoxy coating.

HOWEVER, if you clean the rotors, you better replace the needle bearings afterwards.
Yup. Covered that over in my performance build thread. I figure this is information someone might search on later so I opened it into a seperate thread.
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When I got my spare...I cleaned the exterior before pulling it apart. Merely sat it on a bucket in the tub and sprayed it with degreaser like you would if if were still on the engine. Cover the inlet and have it on something that won't let anything in the outlet.

An old toothbrush and degreaser worked wonders.
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When I got my spare...I cleaned the exterior before pulling it apart. Merely sat it on a bucket in the tub and sprayed it with degreaser like you would if if were still on the engine. Cover the inlet and have it on something that won't let anything in the outlet.

An old toothbrush and degreaser worked wonders.
Ah.. This is what I was wondering. I was concerned about even trying it while the rotors were still in there. Is sitting it on a board and throwing a rag over the inlet sufficient?
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So the cleaning process hath begun. Yesterday, I removed the TB and sensors and set that aside for later. Tonight, I cleaned the exterior of the supercharger.

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I was stuck late at work so I wasn't able to drain the juice of death before the wife came home, so tomorrow comes drainage and nose cone seperation.
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Castrol? If so, I would have stripped the PCV, Vac manifolds (both) and waited until I had the SC broken down. That way you get it all.
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Castrol? If so, I would have stripped the PCV, Vac manifolds (both) and waited until I had the SC broken down. That way you get it all.
Simple green. That was round 1. Same crap I would've used while the SC was on the car. I'm going to do more of an in depth cleaning once I break it down. The outlet is Diiiiiiiirty.
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Simple green.
is that what you used to clean the casing? my */c in horribly dirty.
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