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Offline Martin Groenewald

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Cleaning out electrical connections
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:15:19 am »
Good day

Iíve got a 2013 690 and Iím wanting to go through all my electrical connections and give them a clean out and spray them with a contact cleaner I have Wynns bright spark electrical contact cleaner just looking for some advice anything I should look out for and be careful of

Thanks in advance
 

Offline geopat

Re: Cleaning out electrical connections
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 09:51:09 am »
Be careful of anything that leaves a residue/oil on the throttle body the tps runs on very small voltage changes and anything in the connections can mess with the readings
 

Offline Sprocketbek

Re: Cleaning out electrical connections
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 10:23:56 am »
Keep in mind that contact cleaners are most likely acid, and the oil in the WD 40 type stuff is not good for the plastic connector housing.
I like using Kontakt 60, but it should be flushed afterward to remove acid and residue.

I see that the guys at my workplace also use a series of 3 sprays from the same manufacturer.

Copied from the web:
Use in the order eg at switches, contacts, etc. (in Potis ONLY if everything else does not help anymore, say: Before everything is gone):
Kontakt 60 -> aggressive cleaning / deoxidation
Kontakt WL -> flush out Kontakt 60, generously flood !!!
Kontakt 61 -> preserves the result of previous steps and lubricates mechanically
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