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Best way to de-gunk a differential?


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The factory R180 out of my z (it has a non-LSD R200 in it) is absolutely caked with grime. Is there a specific method and/or cleaner that's best for getting all that off? Can the whole assembly be dunked in a bucket full of solvent? Perhaps I could have it hot-tanked?

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How about... wait for it... Gunk.

You can put the diff in a parts washer or a solvent tank, but if you submerge it you'll get solvent in the oil. Not sure what effect the solvent will have on the seals either if that matters. I put my bare housing in my solvent tank and cleaned it that way before reassembly, worked great.

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Ya, there is more than one way to clean your rear-end...LOL

Actually, I was thinking that you have to be careful. If you scrub your rear end too hard with a wire brush, it might keep you from being able to drive your Z.;)

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