Ah, at the time I think I used parts cleaner...later heard carb cleaner was better. I used a can and a half from every angle I could think of. I have not lubricated it as I said, but 3 years later, I need to get down there and clean it again I think. My mechanic also says it should be lubed...not wd40 though...sorry wd40 fans...I read and believe what I read here once...that there's always something better for a particular application.
Happy New Years!