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post #1 of 3 Old 03-11-2002, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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best way to clean rusty flywheel

First off this is a stock 93 flywheel.

2 yrs ago when i replced my clutch i had this flywheel surface ground just a little to clean it up from its 80,000 use.

The motor and flywheel have now been sitting on an engine stand for the last yr and the flywheel is once again a little rusty- just surface rust.

can i get by with wet sanding this??? or should my friend surface grind it again??

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try some brake parts cleaner or some steel wool, or a 3m rubber bristle disc on a die grinder should take it right off and not damage the machined surface.

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Yup, steel wool or block sand it with emery cloth, but that rust isn't going to hurt anything, so don't sweat it too much.

If the surface of the flywheel was glazed or crazed or warped, it might not grip the clutch and that would be a problem. But light rust won't make much difference to performance. That rust will be dusted off the first time you shift gears. It might make the clutch a little 'grabby', but that wouldn't last.
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