Author Topic: What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild  (Read 1480 times)

Offline oldskoolmat

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What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:53:04 pm »
Gonna be rebuilding 'charger soon an it's got quite a bit of grease/oil in it,what's the best thing clean it up with,regular degreaser okay or is it likely to damage it? lashings of WD 40 maybe?
Any advice is appreciated,thanks in advance-Matt

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Re: What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 06:01:03 pm »
Pete g40 uses some cheap degreaser which works wonders, so I wouldn't worry too much about chemicals damaging it. Saying that do not what ever you do, use wheel cleaner, acid or anything caustic as it will obliterate the magnesium alloy

I used surfex by bilt and hamber, it's water based but does a better job of decreasing oil than heavy duty solvent degreasers, top stuff! It's cheap too! A big bottle is £20 but dilutes down to 10 to 1 so last ages!! Gets thick gundge of really well!! Is even gentle enough to use on delicate things too as it reduces down with water :)

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Re: What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 06:02:04 pm »
I used petrol in a spray bottle because i am a pikey.

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Re: What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 06:03:59 pm »
I used petrol in a spray bottle because i am a pikey.

And news paper to wipe it off?

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Re: What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 08:14:08 pm »
petrol/carb cleaner/cheap degreaser - but be careful, anything such as parts washer can/will corrode the displacer/scroll!

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Re: What's best to clean supercharger prior to rebuild
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 11:03:07 pm »
I used petrol in a spray bottle because i am a pikey.

And news paper to wipe it off?

Mate, only the finest newspaper at that. Yes I must add I replaced every seal and bearing so didn't have any worries about damage to the greased/moving parts