[MR2] 1987 Mk1 advice - revisited
te51levin at fastmail.fm
Sun Feb 19 13:05:30 EST 2012
There are probably any number of things that would work. ATF is rumored
to be a pretty effective penetrant as well. The penetrating action of
WD40 is likely where the value is, not in its ability to lubricate once
the vehicle evaporates. It'll be flushed or burned away in short order
once the engine runs and the oil is changed, anyway.
Donald, I did get your reply, but apparently you didn't receive it
because Fastmail's IP address is blocked by someone along the way. It's
too early for me to try learning what it all means...
Aaron Willis - '85 AW11 7A-GE daily, '86 AW11 test mule
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On Sun, Feb 19, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Ray Benoit wrote:
> Might want to try Marvel Mystery Oil instead.
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:00, Thomas Ethen <cacanne at chibardun.net>
> > WD40 is a water displacer and an amazing grease remover which I have used
> > for years on my bicycle and motorcycle chains, but for a lubricant it
> > leaves
> > a bit to be desired as it gets a bit thick as it dries.
> > Tom
> > On 2/19/12 9:48 AM, "Andy Champ" <andy.champ at tesco.net> wrote:
> > > Hmm, interesting. You know far more about this than me, but WD40 I'm
> > > told in other places is a great water dispersant, a moderate penetrating
> > > oil, and a lousy lubricant. It also leaves a gummy residue when it's
> > dried.
> > >
> > > Is it really the best thing for this job?
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