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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:02 AM
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. Do NOT use WD-40 as it will do more harm than good.[/QUOTE]

Just out of curiosity, why is this? I used it for many years in buggy engines with no ill effects and my engines were always corrosion free.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:28 AM
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. Do NOT use WD-40 as it will do more harm than good.
Just out of curiosity, why is this? I used it for many years in buggy engines with no ill effects and my engines were always corrosion free.[/QUOTE]

If there is any rust present in the engine, WD40 will tend to break it free and then when you run the engine you have a nice lot of iron particles scouring out your engine, kinda like putting a pinch of sand into your engine and then running it. WD40 is a water dispersant, not a lubrication./
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Just out of curiosity, why is this? I used it for many years in buggy engines with no ill effects and my engines were always corrosion free.
If there is any rust present in the engine, WD40 will tend to break it free and then when you run the engine you have a nice lot of iron particles scouring out your engine, kinda like putting a pinch of sand into your engine and then running it. WD40 is a water dispersant, not a lubrication./[/QUOTE]

I guess I can kind of see your point. Personally I don't use ARO as a lubricant. I'm using it to prevent corrosion. Plus ATF is an incredibly strong cleanser. I think it would even break up rust and carbon deposits. I'm definitely not saying WD 40 is the best choice, but considering it stands for Water Displacing...that's really what you are trying to do, or at least one of the main reasons to use ARO...corrosion prevention. I just think that if you use some sort of corrosion prevention method from the start, there should be no rust to break up and cause problems in the first place.
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