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Cleaning Internals

Post #1 by cr_bobcat » Wed May 13, 2015 10:23 am

Probably a dumb question, but what is the best way to go about cleaning the internals of a C4? I'm doing a complete rebuild of one and this is the first time I've ever done anything with a transmission. Last thing I want to do is something stupid and pit the guts because I used the wrong thing to clean 'er up....
Block: Stock C8 Block/pistons, C9-M head, 1.75/1.5 valves, dual spring, 1.65 RAU Rockers, port divider, direct mount Holley 4412-500, HEI w/20* advance, manifold vac, dual-out Arvinode exhaust, Clay Smith 264/274 110* installed w/ 4* advance, adjustable dual chain timing, C4 w/ shift kit, 3.20 (TBC) rear ratio, 9.44 SCR / 7.97 DCR

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Re: Cleaning Internals

Post #2 by cgs1948 » Wed May 13, 2015 11:20 am

cr_bobcat wrote:Probably a dumb question, but what is the best way to go about cleaning the internals of a C4? I'm doing a complete rebuild of one and this is the first time I've ever done anything with a transmission. Last thing I want to do is something stupid and pit the guts because I used the wrong thing to clean 'er up....


Most places I know use mineral spirits, and just blow dry with air. Make sure you spread your parts out on a clean
table, and use lint free rags. With an automatic transmission, it is all about cleanliness.


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Re: Cleaning Internals

Post #3 by ludwig » Wed May 13, 2015 11:55 am

If you do it on a table at home, cover the table with butcher paper or some other solid color absorbent material. If you use newspaper, you will lose some bearings or springs or screws. Always.
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Re: Cleaning Internals

Post #4 by cr_bobcat » Wed May 13, 2015 1:50 pm

I'm using one of those white pans that go under your clothes washer as my work area. It's full of debris right now from the disassembly. The plan was to transfer the dirty parts to a bin then wash out that pan. I was going to transfer cleaned parts onto the pan as I work them, keeping a tarp or sheet of plastic over the top when I'm not actively working it.
Block: Stock C8 Block/pistons, C9-M head, 1.75/1.5 valves, dual spring, 1.65 RAU Rockers, port divider, direct mount Holley 4412-500, HEI w/20* advance, manifold vac, dual-out Arvinode exhaust, Clay Smith 264/274 110* installed w/ 4* advance, adjustable dual chain timing, C4 w/ shift kit, 3.20 (TBC) rear ratio, 9.44 SCR / 7.97 DCR

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Post #5 by ludwig » Wed May 13, 2015 3:32 pm

Wow. Good idea. I used to do something like that when I was a kid rebuilding the brake hub on my Schwinn. I'd put all the stuff in a plastic snow saucer and soak the bits in kerosene overnight. This worked great until my mom stepped on it while doing the laundry. I had to relocate to the garage.
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Re: Cleaning Internals

Post #6 by cr_bobcat » Wed May 13, 2015 8:57 pm

Here's the setup. Clotheswasher overflow pan and silverware tray for sortin tools. Also note the empty bottle of hooch...... :beer:

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r67 ... tjalc0.jpg
Block: Stock C8 Block/pistons, C9-M head, 1.75/1.5 valves, dual spring, 1.65 RAU Rockers, port divider, direct mount Holley 4412-500, HEI w/20* advance, manifold vac, dual-out Arvinode exhaust, Clay Smith 264/274 110* installed w/ 4* advance, adjustable dual chain timing, C4 w/ shift kit, 3.20 (TBC) rear ratio, 9.44 SCR / 7.97 DCR

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Post #7 by ludwig » Wed May 13, 2015 9:40 pm

That is the hot setup. I would expand the booze array, however, if the program goes long.
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Re: Cleaning Internals

Post #8 by cr_bobcat » Wed May 13, 2015 9:47 pm

That's some Iowa made bourbon right there. A few empty PBR would set the whole thing off nicely. Either that or my standard softball brew....Hamm's
Block: Stock C8 Block/pistons, C9-M head, 1.75/1.5 valves, dual spring, 1.65 RAU Rockers, port divider, direct mount Holley 4412-500, HEI w/20* advance, manifold vac, dual-out Arvinode exhaust, Clay Smith 264/274 110* installed w/ 4* advance, adjustable dual chain timing, C4 w/ shift kit, 3.20 (TBC) rear ratio, 9.44 SCR / 7.97 DCR

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