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Rich, If you run them through a dishwasher on the extra hot setting a few times in different orientations it helps a lot. It’s also a good time to carefully inspect for cracks, as any cracks still holding oil will seep after the dishwasher dry cycle.
That's an idea. If I had access to a commercial washer I would do it. Our machine at home is seldom used even for dishes.
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Chase all your threaded holes
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I will definitely run a tap in all the threads. The glyptal that was in cases from previous owner was coming off with my pressure washer so inside of got some flapper wheel action. Perimeter of flywheel area inside cases is now polished.
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will definitely run a tap in all the threads.
Not a real-god idea unless you use the right H size taps. 'Rethread Kit' is what you need so you don't hog-out metal. The Sears kit is just as good as the higher priced Snap-On. Wel worth the investment.
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Yep, chase the threads, not tap
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You can borrow a "thread repair kit" from Autozone or O'reilly if you don't want to buy one.
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