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jptg



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:22 pm    Post subject: Rotor cleaning agent. Reply with quote

Does anybody know what kind of cleaning agent I should use to clean my rotors, rotor housings, eccentric shaft, rotor covers and engine body because I want to detail clean my engine. Also if there is any essential cleaning tools. Thank you JP
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you referring to tearing down the clean to clean/rebuild it?

Or simply to clean out ur engine bay to make it looking nice, w/o tearing out anything at all?

and not sure what u mean by the rotor covers?

so whichever, they are completly different, so iam unsure which route you want to go.

realistically, unless u tear down the engine, you can't really clean the rotors, and they are never seen. So iam just confused on which route ur talking about?

-wesley
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:01 pm    Post subject: cleaning agent Reply with quote

Sorry for the confusion. What I meant was I am going to tear down motor and take it apart. Thank you. JP
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anybody know what kind of cleaning agent I should use to clean my rotors, rotor housings, eccentric shaft, rotor covers and engine body because I want to detail clean my engine. Also if there is any essential cleaning tools. Thank you JP


JP,

Well to clean all of those pieces require different methods of cleaning. I will go over with you what you can do to clean some of the parts.

Rotors:
To clean the 3 side surfaces of the rotor(bathtub area), you going to want to use a wire brush, hand it would take forever or a machine is best.
Apex groves, clean with either a 2mm, or 3mm doublesided file, whichever is applicable to u.
You may need to stone the top grove if theres any high-spots.
Side Seal Groves, clean with old side seals, simply just clean till theres no real carbon in there, you can use some lubicant to make it easier.
Corner Seal Groves, you'll want to use a wire brush again,(a circular one) and use some kind of dygrinder, to spin clean or, or again do it by hand...

u can clean the sides of the rotor(the 2 faces) with a wire brush by hand. and clean out the oil control ring grooves with a pick.

To clean the eccentric shaft, use basically use any good cleaning solution to take off the carbon and what not. generally combined with a rag is all you'll need.

For the rotor housing you can use a razor blade to clean the 'chrome' on which the apex seal slides on, the material is very hard to damage.

To clean the rest you really need a glass bead machine, not a sandblaster for it is to damaging, or a solvent tank to really clean the insides.

But before you even start to clean the rotor housing you need to check to make sure its in spec, if its even worth to reuse it...

to clean the plates is the same thing as the rotor housing, when i say plates iam assuming you are refering to the rotor covers? glass bead the waterjacks, exterior, etc, but the flat side do not glass bead. For that you will want to use a flat stone, preferrably circle shaped, with some lubicration, remove all material, with flat stone, until plate is completly flat. After that, make sure u know the plate, is in spec before you go ahead and use it as well. Other than that, thats really the whole engine body, besides the oil pan, which you remove old nasty silcon, with a wire brush preferrably, or razor blade, then paint it.

and there you go,
any questions or will that do it for you?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I have get the idea. JP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"To clean the rest you really need a glass bead machine, not a sandblaster for it is to damaging, or a solvent tank to really clean the insides. "

- Where can I get a solvent tank and what chemicals do I put in or mix with?? Do I soak the parts in it, is that what it means? Thanks JP
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iam not sure where you'd get a solvent tank,
and not sure of the chemical mixtures.

basically you want a chemical that has a good cleaning agent, and with a brush, wire brush, scrubb off carbon and dirt to clean your parts, i mean u can use pipe cleaners, etc, with chemicals to clean the parts. then make sure u wash them out throughly with water, then dry them, and wd-40 them so they don't rust/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes u can soak some parts, if they are really carboned. but not for 24hr+ would not be recommendend.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh ok. Thanks JP
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