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#4269003 - 12/07/16 06:27 PM Cleaning spray, safe for seals?
buck91 Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2420
Loc: West Michigan
In my long struggle to keep my tailshaft splines lubes to reduce slip-bump in my truck I've found it necessary to clean the male shaft which resides within the transfer case. No issue replacing to fluid afterwards to avoid contamination but I'd like to avoid any cleaners which would damage the seals.

What would be safe for the shaft seals while still functioning to clean off synthetic Teflon grease? My ability to mechanically clean with, say, a tooth brush is extremely limited on the male shaft.
2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop

#4269102 - 12/07/16 08:35 PM Re: Cleaning spray, safe for seals? [Re: buck91]
bioburner Offline

Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
Something I found out for small engines is Pine cleaner. Fantastic in a sonic cleaner for carbs and no worry about soft parts.

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#4269112 - 12/07/16 08:58 PM Re: Cleaning spray, safe for seals? [Re: buck91]
buck91 Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2420
Loc: West Michigan
Ideally I'm looking towards solvents- something that will evaporate reasonably residue free. It would be a possibility to flush with hose water but I would be concerned about extended drying time before I could get back in service.

Edited by buck91 (12/07/16 08:59 PM)
2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop

#4269133 - 12/07/16 09:37 PM Re: Cleaning spray, safe for seals? [Re: buck91]
OneEyeJack Offline

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7399
Loc: S California
Around my transfer case after a weekend of mud and fun I use WD-40. For me I'm worried about the seals around the shift linkage. I then use the hose with a fine spray nozzle. No problems, so far.