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clean clutch plates on a 1958 pan head harley davidson..motor oil

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what is the best way to clean clutch plates on a 1958 pan head harley davidson. these clutch plates are saturated with motor oil caused by the engine setting and sumping?

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You will need to remove the plates from the clutch hub, a quality brake cleaner like gunk will remove the oil leaving no residue. The problem is the oil that has soaked into the fiber plates and will resurface when the plates heat up. You could warm them up in an oven, use a heat gun, even a propane torch. You don't need a lot of heat, ant to much will warp the plates.
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