Engine degreaser on a magneto

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Codoloco, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Codoloco

    Codoloco New Member

    Hi, I'm as new as new can be so this might be a newb question... Just wondering if I can spray engine degreaser on a magneto? I'm currently cleaning my engine/sprockets etc a was wondering if I cant spray inside the magneto cover with degeaser without damaging the magneto. I will take out the coil but didn't really want to remove the magneto. Thanks

  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    I doubt it will do any harm

    if there is any oil there to clean off then the seal needs to be replaced (because it is leaking) and so you will have to remove the magneto anyway
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    the inside of that cover should always stay clean unless there is a problem somewhere (note that the mag coil often looks brown due to a diff type of varnish used on some of them)