is non chlorinated brake clean safe for bearings/seals/o rings etc?

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hi all, i have a losi 454 that was sitting for a while with no backplate so its pretty dirty inside and has dust everywhere. ill have to dissasemble and clean it. before i do i want to soak and rinse it to get most of the dust and grit out etc, so can i just soak in non chlorinated brake clean? or is it better to use water and simply green or isopropyl alcohol?
i dont want to harm the bearinds and seals etc
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If it were me, Id remove the bearings and pop the seals off and blast em with CowRCs nitro cleaner (or something similar) and then re-oil/re-grease the bearings and replace the seals. While the bearings are out of the engine should be able to clean the case and the internals, reoil them using a bit of after run oil and then put everything back together.

Side note: It is possible to clean and re-oil the bearings without removing them but I find it easier to remove the bearings.
 

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I don't recommend soaking in brake cleaner. Spray, clean, wipe and blow dry with air isn't an issue.
Old nitro fuel works good for soak cleaning nitro parts.
 

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I don't recommend soaking in brake cleaner. Spray, clean, wipe and blow dry with air isn't an issue.
Old nitro fuel works good for soak cleaning nitro parts.
thanks bro so i can just keep dunking it in old nitro and that should clean all the dust and everything out? or should i dissasemble and clean with nitro
 

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I would remove the head/piston/sleeve and crank. Soak it and get everything free'd up then blast with some spray cleaner and blow it dry. Use a little 3 in 1 oil or some after run oil and lube the bearings. If they turn smooth then I would reassemble and run it!
 

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I usually use 3 in 1 oil, but thats for wheel and tranny bearings.

If you can remove the shield, rom has a bearing blaster. I have not used one, but it may help someone else.
 

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