Top end rebuild v2.0

Discussion in 'Canadian Daves JustKDX' started by duncanstives, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. duncanstives

    duncanstives Rookie DRN Member

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    The time is coming for reassembly. No manual but everything on disassembly was pretty simple so I figure how can I go wrong?

    That said I am looking the avoid gotchas like what I did during dissasembly (breaking the nut off the power valve). So far the only thing I am not sure about is getting the air out of the radiator hoses after reassembly.... What else to watch out for?



    Thanks.

    EDIT: Oh yeah... Forgot to ask: What do soak all the bits in to get carbon and gunk off (KIPS parts and stuff)? I have everything from water to ultrasonicly agitated, boiling, highly concentrated hydrofloric acid available... I am guessing water is too weak and too oxidizing and any kind of acid is probably out because of coatings.... Acetone? Toulene?
  2. DBragg

    DBragg Member DRN Member

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    Just did the top end on my 220. If you have a brass wheel brush that you can put in your drill, the KIPS stuff is pretty easy to clean up. No soak required.

    Even if 2T's are easy to overhaul, a manual is a good idea. Just my .02

    Happy wrenching.
  3. motopsycho87

    motopsycho87 Rookie DRN Member

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    Any proper degreaser will do, even oven cleaner.

    And with regards to the nut on the shaft, on mine, i just took the circlip off the end and rotated the shaft free, no need to undo the nut

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