My process is similar to BG's. I run my cleaning cycles about 6 minutes (Watchmaster WT Mark II). I use a tool that would be easy to make a similar one (small wood dowel for the handle - mine is plastic - with a sewing needle mounted in it - the tip of the needle is bent about 45 degrees) to line up pivots. I use L&R solutions but have also used Zenith Drizebrite. A microscope is a must - continuous adjustable magnification is a plus that can go up to 30X minimum, 40 is better. One practice that we used at the Service Center - if the index wheel had residue on it after cleaning or there were still issues during phasing we would up the voltage to the high volt run, causing the index wheel to run faster. Using a very nice, soft camels hair artist brush, we would gently clean the index wheel with One Dip.