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Brake Cleaner on engine bearings - bad?

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So, on the weekend I was checking clearances with my bearings using plastigauge.

I had read online that to remove the plastigauge you could use degreaser or brake cleaner.

I found that brake cleaner worked really well, but I also noticed that it changed the colour of the bearing.

At that point I realised I probably shouldn't have used brake cleaner on the bearings.

Is it possible that I've stuffed the bearings? Should I shell out for another set?  They actually still look fine - but I'm just being paranoid!


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Funnily enough the makers of the bearings said that I shouldn't have used the brake cleaner, but couldn't tell me either way whether it would be detrimental or not.

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