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Old 10-02-2004, 10:35 AM   #41
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Well, in my experience since 1985, you avoid:

Lubricants that can attract dirt. Oils, including shock oil, WD-40, etc.
Solvants that can affect the components you're using.

Manufacturers will recommend things, but never tell you to avoid stuff that they think people may try.

Common sense would be to stick to lubricants impregnated with teflon, which are designed to limit dirt attraction, use sparingly, or not at all on exterior parts where the manufacturer doesn't suggest lubrication.

Proper maintenance on your shocks and every run, brush them off with a paint brush (to limit dirt build up on the shock body, spring and shaft as this will cause wear). The use of a paint brush to clean dirt/debris out of a car is pretty much standard (for gas an electric, any class), as it helps cut down on the amount of free sitting dirt.

Tires, cut holes IN the tire, not rims, as if they fill with water, they'll have nowhere to get rid of it. Some tires even come pre-drilled for that purpose. A very tiny hole is sufficient, 1/16th of an inch is fine, or less.

In the long run, a car/truck cared for properly will outlast anything that isn't. May not happen today, or tomorrow, but dirt will eventually cause problems when improper methods and lubricants are used.

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Old 10-03-2004, 09:40 PM   #42
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Hey ! I didn`t even squirt the WD-40 at all today at Sammy`s [Oct 3rd} Maybe thats why I did so good ? 3 heat wins and 4th qualifier and I finished the 30min. "A" main in fourth.
Only cooked one plug and didn`t break a part all day !
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:57 PM   #43
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Ok people..has this thread ever gotten some mileage...
I decided to email WD40...
here is the response I got
Thank you for contacting our company.

Question 1 ........ WD-40 will prevent a dry start on two cycle engines. The actives will remain on the walls of the cylinder.

#2.......... WD-40 should be kept away from polycarbonate plastic,it will cause stress cracking.

There are applications involving rubber and some plastics which should be approached with caution or avoided when using WD-40. Clear polystyrene and polycarbonate will stress crack in the presence of WD-40. Polyethylene, polypropylene and natural rubber will swell upon immersion in WD-40. Most situations involving WD-40 with these materials does not call for immersion. A light surface spray is harmless.

WD-40 should never be used on clear Plexiglas or Plexiglas windows, WD-40 contains mineral spirits and will cause the Plexiglas to haze.
So in essence...your both right...submersion no..spray ok.

Inside engine...I'd personally would not use, but then I don't use anything.
bareback baby.......
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:56 PM   #44
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You don't use anything in your engine, not even gas?

Actually, what I used to do with my gas engine, when I couldn't run it due to stupid weather (it's called WINTER) was to:

Completely tear it down, clean it all out, filter, etc. Then put the parts into a ziploc bag, fill it with 2 stroke oil, till the engine was fully submersed, then close the bag, removing as much air as possible, then place it in a glass jar closed. Engine stayed prestine through the winter (obviously), then during spring thaw, I'd get it out, spray it clean (brake cleaner), re-assemble and seal the engine, mount it, put some 2 stroke oil in it with the head off, let it sink into the engine and then slowly start to move it after a few minutes. Engine would be rough turning for a bit, then I'd spike the engine (add gas on top of the piston), put a new plug and the head back on, roll it a bit to get some compression (and to help the air removal from the gas line) and fire it up, it'd usually kick over instantly, then die (sometimes, because of the air in the fuel line). Didn't need WD-40, as I found the 2 stroke oil a LOT cheaper than it. Brake & parts cleaner, you can buy by the case (of 12).

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Old 11-13-2004, 02:56 PM   #45
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i have seen the results of no after run. big end of rod rusted ( the crank actually) and proceeded to spit the rod thru the cases.
This was after about a month of storage.
I always put a couple of drops in the carb and turn it over. if you hydraulic lock it you are using too much.

hey like they say
Oil is cheap
rebuilds are expensive!!!
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Old 11-13-2004, 08:13 PM   #46
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yeah but then other than the heli nothing rests....year round beatings.
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Old 11-14-2004, 03:25 PM   #47
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Hmm... I remember using this product a long time ago, but eventually I ran out of it. I never bought another bottle to replace it. Eventually my hobbies shifted and my OS engine was on ice for about.... 6 years. When I took it back out a few months ago, it was gummed up to the point where I could I could barely turn it by hand. I managed to crank it over to free it a bit, replaced the glowplug and would you believe ( I swear this is true) it fired within SECONDS of cranking it with the bumpstarter. I've run a small bottle of fuel through it in the last couple months and have not even bothered to tear it down and inspect it, because its running flawlessly!
Despite all this, I would say that the product is likely effective at doing what it claims by coating the surfaces and eliminating the moisture, but its probably one of those products thats not a real necessity unless your motor is subject to unusual levels of moisture while it sits. Using something like this couldnt hurt, and might actually prevent a problem in an extreme case. Its fairly cheap too, as I recall.
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