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Brake cleaner to clean Western Motor

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by finh2o, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. finh2o

    finh2o Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Alright men this is a two part question.
    I took my western unimount motor apart because I was leaking fluid between the motor base plate and the actual motor.
    Question 1
    Can I just silcone the motor housing to the base plate?
    Question 2
    What have you guys used to clean the motor? WD or brake cleaner or a combination of both.
    To be clear I'm talking about the motor and not the pump. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks men. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
  2. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    There should be a gasket between the motor and housing, i would not use silicone as a gasket for fear of a piece of silicone tearing off and getting in the reservoir and possibly causing problems (if gasket paper is not handy a cereal box will work to make one). Any solvent will work as long as your not spraying inside the motor, if you do spray inside the motor i recommend a cleaner specifically for that as it will dry leaving no residue .
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    1). NO, USE THE PROPER GASKET. It's cheep.
    2). I've done it for years and never had any issues.
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    What do bird sounds have to do with pump?
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    know wonder you have 10k post in such a short amount of time :gunsfiring: