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 Post subject: ECU Cleaning remedy.
Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:24 pm 
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i have some ecu's i spill a sugar type drink on . . . . . .....


unfortunately one sucked up more than it's fair share....



what's the best way ta err "wash" the ecu ??





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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:29 pm 
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Wd40 and a air gun open it up if you can put some wd40 on a cotton bud and spend some time cleaning it then use a air gun to dry it thoroughly. Worked on my pc's motherboard with coffee.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:39 pm 
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Darcy4524 wrote:
Wd40 and a air gun open it up i



why the frack would i use an "air gun" ?? & WD40??


i spilt cordial once down the back of me TV . . . . . just washed it out with plain water - didn't blow up eitha lol :roll:


was thinkin of using warmed distilled water 'flush'....... :?:
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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Hi,

Water and some dish-washing liquid. Brush it and rinse clean then dry quickly. The back shelf of a car is good for drying things. ( parked on a sunny day )

 

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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
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brush it???

have you taken one apart lately?


in case ya wondering ...... main one copped most of the drink & literally 'poured' out when i up ended it :evil: :roll: :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:42 pm 
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I used an air gun because because it left a little residue behind which the air gun removed. Besides he asked a question I gave my answer he doesnt have to do it but that how I do mine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:00 am 
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Take the side plate off and rinse the cct board with metho. A small brush might help too.
Leave out in some warmth - sunlight should be okay but just for half an hour or so.

Technically you should be wearing an anti static wristband, but the board should be sprayed with a conformal coating, so you should be okay.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:36 am 
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Darcy4524 wrote:
I used an air gun because because it left a little residue behind which the air gun removed. Besides he asked a question I gave my answer he doesnt have to do it but that how I do mine.


ahhh ya meant air hose thingy ... :mrgreen:




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Take the side plate off and rinse the cct board with metho. A small brush might help too.
Leave out in some warmth - sunlight should be okay but just for half an hour or so.

Technically you should be wearing an anti static wristband, but the board should be sprayed with a conformal coating, so you should be okay.



yeah the boards do have some sort of coating - will the metho leave a residue/remove coating??
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 Post subject: Re: ECU Cleaning remedy.
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:19 am 
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something like this?

http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=NA1012

i used a similar product once; on a keyboard that had received the hot coffee treatment. It was cheap i picked it up from altronics for around $3

 

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 Post subject: Re: ECU Cleaning remedy.
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:38 am 
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street_xh wrote:
something like this?

http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=NA1012

i used a similar product once; on a keyboard that had received the hot coffee treatment. It was cheap i picked it up from altronics for around $3



hmmm .... unless someone else has used it i think i will pass on it - thanks tho
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 Post subject: Re: ECU Cleaning remedy.
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:51 am 
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street_xh wrote:
something like this?

http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=NA1012

i used a similar product once; on a keyboard that had received the hot coffee treatment. It was cheap i picked it up from altronics for around $3



mayb this

http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=NA1024


what about this

http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=NA1008

with this?

http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=NA1002

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 Post subject: Re: EA/EB ECU's
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:47 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
yeah the boards do have some sort of coating - will the metho leave a residue/remove coating??
Won't harm the coating, might leave a little residue - the stuff that wasn't cleaned off properly.
The best stuff to use is Isopropyl Alcohol - overkill for this though - costs $$$, and these ECU's aren't exactly cutting technology and any great worth nowadays :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: ECU Cleaning remedy.
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:17 pm 
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LOL ... worth heaps when it's needed ta run the car! :|

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Isopropyl Alcohol
prob best i hava chat to a sparky mate then yeah?
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 Post subject: Re: ECU Cleaning remedy.
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Just do it already. :|

 

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