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post #1 of 16 Old 06-16-2019, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Spilled oil on belts

Changing oil in my Z225, I slipped, and the oil drained out on the frame, which then went to belts. Belts absorbed a lot of oil. Is it best to replace the belts or can they be cleaned? If so, what's the best way to clean them?
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run them.. Heat will dry them out and a little oil might actually help them
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You don't think they'll slip? My concern was running them, ending up with oil on all the pulleys and then having a bigger mess to clean up.
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Get a price for new belts. That would be enough to convince me to clean up the oil and use them as long as possible. I doubt they have any damage.

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Get a price for new belts. That would be enough to convince me to clean up the oil and use them as long as possible. I doubt they have any damage.
You got a point there

Can I clean them up with degreaser, brake cleaner, or good old Dawn and water?
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Degreaser and wipe well with cotton rag. Done it LOTS of times!

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You guys are great as always. Iím actually kind of excited to see how well it cleans up!
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Degreaser and wipe well with cotton rag. Done it LOTS of times!
If I were to use a degreaser I would use something like purple power or awesome orange...something like brake parts cleaner or carb cleaner will dissolve the belts in a lot of cases....but just running them is probably the easiest least hassle way...they might slip and smell a little until the heat takes care of it...but it will work fine
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I would suggest getting replacement belts, just so you have them. You can shop around to get a good price and you'll have them when they fail. Otherwise, you can pay a higher price, and also have downtime waiting for the parts to come in.
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I would suggest getting replacement belts, just so you have them. You can shop around to get a good price and you'll have them when they fail. Otherwise, you can pay a higher price, and also have downtime waiting for the parts to come in.
ABSOLUTELY! As soon as I put on a belt, I go to the 'puter and order a new one. Down time is BAD!!! Also, when you go to sell your machine, you can pass on spare belts......great selling point! When the new belt arrives, use a heavy black marker on the cardboard telling you what it goes to an where!

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Clean 'em with lacquer thinner on a rag and run 'em. That's what I would do. JD belts are 'spesive, don't replace unless you got to.

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Changing oil in my Z225, I slipped, and the oil drained out on the frame, which then went to belts. Belts absorbed a lot of oil. Is it best to replace the belts or can they be cleaned? If so, what's the best way to clean them?
Take a rag and rug off the oil. Easy. Cheap. Effective.

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I use one of the pop up degreaser rags etc. No big deal. You can wipe the oil off with a red shop cloth if you want and they will be fine.
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If you didn't do something in the first few minutes then there is no point in worrying about it.
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If you didn't do something in the first few minutes then there is no point in worrying about it.


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