What's the best way to clean my Tranny/Transfer Case? (1 Viewer)

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I'm planning on cleaning up, repainting my Tranny/Transfer Case, as well as replacing a few gaskets.

What's the best way to clean these without taking them completely apart?
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when cleaning mine i used ALOT of engine degreaser and wire brushes. took a while, i got most of it off, got a little left to do before i repaint the t-case and tranny
 
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I'm doing the same thing. I've been using oven cleaner (go to the dollar store), Castrol Super Clean, and diesel fuel (separately, not all together). Get a brush and some gloves and go to it. I had a ton of greasy crud packed between the tranny and t-case, so I pulled them apart. Makes it easier to handle them too.
 
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the only consistent way I have found is to first break up the gunk with a thinner oil (wd40/diesel fuel/etc.), then add elbow grease. When the elbow grease has done it's thing you then have to degrease (which always seems to take more elbow grease).

I tried pressure washing, but just makes a huge freaking mess, and doesn't ever get things clean enough.
 
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I used a scraper, die grinder with a wire wheel, degreaser, tooth brushes and directed a slow jet of water from the garden hose to it with 150psi compressed air to get the bits in the corners I couldnt get at with the brushes..
 
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gallon size of Simple Green worked awesome on my 700r4 i just bought, cleaned and repainted. comes as a concentrate so depending on the level of grime, you can dilute. go Simple Green
 
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Oven cleaner and trisodium phosphate work great and are cheap. Just don't let aluminum parts sit in it for days.
 
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I did not read the thread but what works best for me is Castrol Super Clean. It wont kill Salmon either!!!!!

Shane
 

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