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soaking E-60 pump

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by archer39, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. archer39

    archer39 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 62

    I am in the process of rebuilding my e-60 pump and the previous owner did not take care of it at all. So, it has a crap load of dirt/sludge in it.

    i have all the valves, seals, o-rings, and plugs out would there be any harm to soaking the whole unit in an automotive parts cleaner (parts sink with flowing solvent). i don't know what type of solvent is going to be used because it is my grandfathers and never used it before. It is used for car parts so i cant see it being anything that would harm aluminum.
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    i did it 2 mine didnt hurt a thing just make sure you have a the o rings out
  3. archer39

    archer39 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 62

    ok thanks, i got a master seal kit so they all will be getting replaced anyway.
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    i do it all the time.
  5. huss691981

    huss691981 Member
    Messages: 72

    outside of the rubber, the castings and the steel will not be harmed by solvents. Just make sure of 2 things. 1, all the solvent is out before you replace the o-rings, and 2 make sure any dirt in the solvent is cleaned out of the parts before putting it togher. I use run of the mill brake cleaner, but it eats paint so if you want to save the paint, might not want to use it. Mike