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Old 02-26-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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I've been testing different lubricants on ball diffs to find various feals. wd-40 on the thrust bearings has been working great for tight high bite tracks. It allows for a super loose diff that is still very tight.
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Why would you want a loose diff on a high bite track?
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WD-40 is not a lubricant as claimed, it is a solvent. I guess it will work as long as you don't mind re-applying it often. Even then light weight machine oil would be a better "lubiricant".
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Went out to the garage and thoroughly looked at the can on the shelf and didn't see the work solvent anywhere but it did mention lubricant. Are you buying some kind of chinese brand knockoff wd40?
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What does WD-40 do?

WD-40 fulfills five basic functions:
1. CLEANS: WD-40 gets under dirt, grime and grease to clean. It also dissolves adhesives, allowing easy removal of labels, tape and excess bonding material.
2. DISPLACES MOISTURE: Because WD-40 displaces moisture, it quickly dries out electrical systems to eliminate moisture-induced short circuits.
3. PENETRATES: WD-40 loosens rust-to-metal bonds and frees stuck, frozen or rusted metal parts.
4. LUBRICATES: WD-40's lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and tenaciously held to all moving parts.
5. PROTECTS: WD-40 protects metal surfaces with corrosion-resistant ingredients to shield against moisture and other corrosive elements.

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Dude WD-40 is a cleaner not lube! You want to use real lube on your diff. Like AE's stelth lube, that's what you want to use not WD-40.
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WD-40 is not a lubricant as claimed, it is a solvent. I guess it will work as long as you don't mind re-applying it often. Even then light weight machine oil would be a better "lubiricant".
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Went out to the garage and thoroughly looked at the can on the shelf and didn't see the work solvent anywhere but it did mention lubricant. Are you buying some kind of chinese brand knockoff wd40?
You're both right. WD-40 is a solvent based lubricant. It's about 50% mineral spirits (solvent) and about 15% mineral oil (lubricant).
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Dude WD-40 is a cleaner not lube! You want to use real lube on your diff. Like AE's stelth lube, that's what you want to use not WD-40.
dude he is talking about using it on the thrustbearing not the diff.If your using stealth lube on your thrust assembly that has to be one nasty diff in 1 run.
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It's lubricating qualities SUCK!
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It's about 50% mineral spirits (solvent) and about 15% mineral oil (lubricant).

In my book that's mostly Solvent
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In my book that's mostly Solvent
The Majority Wins rule, I like it.
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Dude, where's my car?
Where's your car dude?
DUDE, where's my car?
Where's your car dude?

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What's it say???

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dude he is talking about using it on the thrustbearing not the diff.If your using stealth lube on your thrust assembly that has to be one nasty diff in 1 run.
Haha. Red it worng. Well still I would just stick with the black grease that AE uses.
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