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Old 11-10-2011, 06:39 PM
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Does someone in the club have a parts washer that I could borrow? My dad and I are planning to rebuild the front axle of his 80 around Christmastime, and it would come in handy
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:59 PM
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Matt - I've got one you can use...
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Does someone in the club have a parts washer that I could borrow? My dad and I are planning to rebuild the front axle of his 80 around Christmastime, and it would come in handy
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:00 AM
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I gave the one I bought from Air Randy to Timztoy - not sure if he is currently using it but that might be another option.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:34 AM
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Matt - I've got one you can use...
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Thanks Rob! I'll get in touch with you as we get closer...
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:39 PM
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FWIW Matt

I've done two front axle services on 80s now, both when I had the parts washer sitting in the garage. I decided to forgo using the parts washer both times because I didn't want to deal with the mess

Instead, I got a couple 5 gallon buckets and various sizes of tupperware containers to put parts in and used full strength Simple Green cleaner. That stuff does a great job and it is biodegradable and nontoxic, nonabrasive and nonflammable so no disposal issues after the fact. A quick rinse after the cleaning and then some brake cleaner or WD40 to clean off any remaining cleaning agent and parts come out sparkling clean
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:42 PM
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Thanks Jeff, I just assumed that having a parts washer would make the process faster and easier rather than trying to keep all the parts inside a bucket of solvent of some sort. Maybe that's not true.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:46 PM
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Maybe, don't know. If I had it setup and ready to go, I might have felt differently. But I knew I didn't want to leave the diesel or whatever cleaning agent I used in the parts washer sitting in it and storing/disposal of whatever I used was a concern so I took the other route. Having the cleaning agent getting "filtered" would a bonus of using the parts washer I think?

In the end for me the simple disposal of the Simple Green stuff won out
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:19 PM
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Thanks Jeff, I just assumed that having a parts washer would make the process faster and easier rather than trying to keep all the parts inside a bucket of solvent of some sort. Maybe that's not true.
If you had a real parts washer, like a SafetyKleen setup where the fluid runs down a drain into a filter barrel under the parts washing tub, you would be correct. But the HF washers are nothing but a large tub where all the fluid is, with a little pump to swirl the mess around for you.

If you go to a store like Big R that sells animal feed and such, they sell large grain feeding buckets. They are about 5 gal capacity but they are wider and shallower than a regular 5 gal bucket so they give you more room to work.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:04 PM
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I'm not using mine. Your welcome to it
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