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Shawty
04-30-2007, 06:20 PM
What is the best way to clean a motor after use (without pulling it apart)
I squirt Shellite (Naptha) into the motor and spin it around, then repeat till the stuff coming out looks clean
Any thoughts would be appreciated

zipperi
05-01-2007, 12:19 AM
Most efficient was immersing the motor into 1.1.1.trichloroethane and spin it a couple of seconds with a couple of volts - as long as that somewhat harmful stuff was available...

gjc2
05-01-2007, 03:40 AM
I like to use CRC QD Electronic Cleaner.

dominator
05-01-2007, 04:00 AM
PURE works great. Some guys will remove the brushes before spraying their motors so the brushes do not absorb the cleaner.

mark g
05-01-2007, 04:17 AM
Coleman fuel ,lighter fluid or naptha for a few seconds and the motor will come out clean as can be. including the com.;)

team burrito
05-01-2007, 07:08 AM
Coleman fuel ,lighter fluid or naptha for a few seconds and the motor will come out clean as can be. including the com.;)

...you can dunk the whole car (except the body) in naptha & it will clean everything including the tires. You will be surprise how much dirt will come off in the bucket. :eek:

M G Brown
05-01-2007, 07:15 AM
I like to use CRC QD Electronic Cleaner.

I use this also- it's readily available and relatively inexpensive.

Shawty
05-01-2007, 01:23 PM
...you can dunk the whole car (except the body) in naptha & it will clean everything including the tires. You will be surprise how much dirt will come off in the bucket. :eek:
Do you run the motor under power (as "mark g" suggests) when doing this?
Also I always thought those "electronic cleaners" were a little corrosive - am I wrong about this
Thanks again for all your comments
P.S. What the @#$% is 1.1.1.trichloroethane!!!

team burrito
05-01-2007, 02:04 PM
You don't have to, but if you a small squeeze bottle, you can run the motor & squirt some naptha into the endbell. Then dunk the whole car & let it air dry. Just don't run the motor under a bucket of naptha. (boom!) :eek:

jmac
05-01-2007, 02:08 PM
:( triclor is a carcinogen, very bad stuff!
John

Big Ol' Durl
05-01-2007, 05:43 PM
and then what do you do with the dirty naptha?

pour it down the drain? dump it in the yard? give it to the cat?

Durl:D

Zippity
05-01-2007, 06:21 PM
:( triclor is a carcinogen, very bad stuff!
John

And crossing the road, driving motor vehicles and using hand guns aren't very bad stuff?? :cool: :cool:

PoppaRat
05-01-2007, 06:28 PM
Put it in your lighter, still burns

Shawty
05-01-2007, 07:29 PM
Maybe strain through a rag, put a lid on the container your washing the motor in and reuse next time:o

Taillights
05-01-2007, 08:05 PM
:( triclor is a carcinogen, very bad stuff!
John


Only in the state of california.:D

I use PURE. It seems to be good so far.

Ragnar
05-02-2007, 05:21 AM
I run motors in an alcohol bath for 30 seconds at three volts. Then just let them dry and re-oil them. It gets all the crap out of the motors and leaves the com. decarboned.

mark g
05-02-2007, 05:31 AM
Submerged in naptha,lighter fluid and coleman, Been doing it for years. It is potenially explosive,well flamable.:rolleyes: It will only ignite if air is presant! So you should only run a motor fully submerged and at low voltage, 2 to 3 volts. Do not run the motor while putting it in or taking it out!!!! That is how the boom happens!;)


Coleman fuel/ Camp fuel(walmarts version) are the cheapest at 4.00 to 5.00 a gallon. which should last a good long time.


P.S. All of the electric spray cleaners leave a white film /resado behind. Just spray your hand and see what happens

zipperi
05-02-2007, 08:22 AM
P.S. What the @#$% is 1.1.1.trichloroethane!!!
Wiki is your friend:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%2C1%2C1-Trichloroethane

Not too good for your liver and brain...

team burrito
05-02-2007, 09:09 AM
Maybe strain through a rag, put a lid on the container your washing the motor in and reuse next time:o

...let the crap settle to the bottom & use a coffee filter instead of a rag. Just don't use the filter holder from your coffee maker. (duh) :p But, it could kick start your mornings. :D

PoppaRat
05-02-2007, 10:16 AM
I use coffee filters , seems to work best

Shawty
05-02-2007, 12:48 PM
Cleaned up a couple of motors last night by running them submerged in Naptha for about 30 secs. All comms came out looking much better than before. Looking forward to getting to the track to see if any improvement has been achieved.
Coffee filters sound like a good idea (I'll have to start drinking coffee)
Thanks for all the advice:D

zipperi
05-03-2007, 07:40 AM
Coffee filters sound like a good idea (I'll have to start drinking coffee)

That's what I did with trichloroethane, could use the same stuff for a couple of years.

formerracer
05-03-2007, 08:55 AM
that liquid Oxygen works really good at cleaning things. Especially things that throw out little sparks and have hydrocarbons inside.

Just get a vat of LOX drop in the motor and attach the power supply and flip the switch. I've been told your motor will be so clean you won't believe it and you will never need to filter the liquid after use.

(SARCASM ALERT OFF)

backintheslot
05-03-2007, 02:56 PM
:eek: Just dont drop it unless you want to pick it up in pieces;)

Aubin 3 sixteen
05-04-2007, 04:51 AM
And crossing the road, driving motor vehicles and using hand guns aren't very bad stuff?? :cool: :cool:

I think his point was that you should exercise the same care that you would use crossing the street, driving motor vehicles and using hand guns.

hlpressley81
05-04-2007, 05:35 AM
This may be a dumb question but here goes.

What is Naptha? I have never heard of it?:confused:

mark g
05-04-2007, 05:58 AM
Varnish makers & painters Naptha, found in the solvent/paint section of your local home depot /lowe's or local hardware.;) about 7.00 a pint here

RapidRick
05-04-2007, 07:45 AM
Make sure that all you California racers move out of state when cleaning your motors as these chamicals have been know to cause cancer in California.

Carbintetrocloride and Tric were the best at cleaning electrical...anything. But they did cause lots of Kidney and lung cancers...

Colman Fuel is the best...soak for a few minutes and spin at low, low volts.

zaprp
05-04-2007, 09:20 AM
BEER--ASK SWOFFORD!!!:eek:

qtupro
05-04-2007, 03:00 PM
Pass me the bud light..........

zaprp
05-04-2007, 03:08 PM
And all these years we thought he was doing water breakins! :eek:

Like, how dumb are we?:cool:

hotcool35
05-04-2007, 03:26 PM
how dumb? i dont know!

PitStopGuys
05-16-2007, 08:20 PM
And crossing the road, driving motor vehicles and using hand guns aren't very bad stuff?? :cool: :cool:

It was commonly used in penetrating oils and as a cleaner/degreaser. The adverse health effects may or may not concern you, but its rapid evaporation should. In agreement with the 1990 Montreal Protocol, the US Congress passed the Clean Air Act, under which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the further production of most chlorinated solvents after December 31, 1995. Thus, 1.1.1-trichloroethane, identified as contributing to depletion of the earthís ozone layer, is banned from further production.

Und das ist das.