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Yes, I realize that this is going to be considered a newbie question by some. :flipoff2:

I had to replace the distributor cap and rotor on my Sami the other day because the cap's center electrode and plastic around it was FRIED. I replaced it, no problem.

But there is a bunch of black/dust/dirt in the distributor itself (all over the electronics which are covered by the cap), which I guess is the particles from the cap coming apart, or else it is oil vapor residue and dirt.

Anyway, can I hose out the distributor with Brake Cleaner? Or will this mess up the electronics? If I shouldn't use Brake Cleaner, then what can I clean this crap out with?

Thanks! :D
Richard
 

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I WOULD USE ELECTRONIC PARTS CLEANER INSTEAD OF BRAKEKLEAN ALTHOUGH I DONT THINK BRAKEKLEAN WOULD HURT ANYTHING
 

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Cool - thanks!

I can't believe I didn't think of that! :rasta:
 

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wd-40 displaces any moisture and it wont conduct electricity i keep a can around when i play in the water
 

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I always fill the alternator just as full as I can with WD40 about once a month. I haven't had the problem on a Sammy, but on every Tacoma that sees a mudhole the alternator fills up with crap. Then your system won't charge and you have to take the alternator completely apart and clean it all out with WD40. So I just spray a bunch in there with it sitting and let it soak it up and dry. Like they said, repels moisture. I haven't had to take my Taco alternator apart once since I started this, I know people that have to after just a couple wheeling trips.
 

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Use an air compressor to blow it out, then a rag to loosen the rest up and blow it out again.
(with the cap off)
 
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