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post #1 of 7 Old Jul 15th, 2007, 7:56 am Thread Starter
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Cleaning up leaks

What's the best cleaner out there for cleaning up the bottom of the engine & intermediate housings from a leak? I was gonna shoot it with brake cleaner, but figured I'd better hold off to make sure it's safe for all the materials it might end up on. I could spray onto a rag, but it would be hard to get up in between the fins & such...

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post #2 of 7 Old Jul 15th, 2007, 8:05 am
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have you tried "purple stuff" ?
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post #3 of 7 Old Jul 15th, 2007, 9:59 am
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When I change the oil, I always use brake cleaner to clean the oil filter cover while holding it over a trash can. It is better than taking a rag and cleaning between the fins. It dries fast and is easier to handle when re-installing. Anyway, brake fluid should not damage anything, just keep it on the engine parts.

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post #4 of 7 Old Jul 15th, 2007, 11:35 am
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brake cleaner

be carefull,read directions on can. the brand that i have (gunk) says to protect rubber and plastic brake parts,seals,and painted surfaces from spray.
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Simplegreen and a bristle brush.
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post #6 of 7 Old Jul 15th, 2007, 5:49 pm
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WD-40... and a plastic brush... then wash off as normal..

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post #7 of 7 Old Jul 15th, 2007, 6:02 pm
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MMM.....

GoJo.
Cleans grease and oil from anything.

I scrub the chains on my other bikes with GoJo and a scrub brush.

Best yet is when you splash it all over your clothes, it wash right out.

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