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Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60


 
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Ryan_289
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:38 am    Post subject: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I need to clean up my oil bath air cleaner to repaint on my 60. Whats the best way to get this thing clean enough to paint. I can remove the bottom cup and the top cast piece but is there a way to remove the wire mesh from inside the steel barrel? Its got lots of oily dirt on it and I want to steam wash it. The top piece has a nice layer of oily gunk inside if it as well.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would flush and soak it in Stoddard solvent or a similar degreaser and air blow it out to dry . Then using high detergent oil it will clean up any left over thru the natural flushing it does under normal use .
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't try and take it apart anymore as you will ruin it. They are spot welded together.
I use some strong soap and then pressure wash with HOT water until the water looks clean coming out from both directions. Seems to get them pretty well cleaned out.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Start buy soaking it in a bucket of diesel fuel. (SAFELY!)

Let it soak for a while, swish it up and down. Repeat. And repeat.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

that's how I do it - get an appropriately sized bin and just let it soak in diesel for a couple days while I work on other stuff.

Doesn't have to be for that long, even a quick bath will help.

Then get another bin and wash it with soap and water - then rinse with a hose. Compressed air to dry.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Different color tractor, but I took mine to the car wash , took an many pieces off as I could and set it on Hot-Wash and let 'er rip. Inside, down, all around, Not saying that's correct, but it worked for me.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


We have a steam hot water pressure washer at work. Ill get all the nasty gunk off of the ouside first and then go to town.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up the oil bath air cleaner on my 60 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I soaked one in a bucket of hot water with a lot of DAWN dish liquid let it sit a week pick it up and down in the water a few times a day changed the water one time cleaned up good.
 
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