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Old 01-19-2005, 03:01 AM   #1
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Can i use wd-40 as after run oil in my hyper 8-port?
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:32 AM   #2
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from my point uf vue i d'ont use wd-40 for nothing not even rust nuts/bolts when u spray that stuff that a lot of people believed that it is the best but it's not at all!!
the rust grows faster with wd-40 !!!
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:54 AM   #3
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How did you come to that conclusion of WD-40 making the rust grow faster??? Enlighten me on that one.....
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:09 AM   #4
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Yeah, me too...
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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Ages ago, someone told me WD40 was almost identicle to the RC stuff.

After every run with my old nitro car, I always put in a squirt of WD40. Never seemed to do it any harm.
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Old 01-19-2005, 11:25 AM   #6
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WD-40 is some of the best stuff to clean your car with. No rust, no harm, no destroyed plastic..

It's not the same as electric motor spray or nitro cleaner, nowhere close.

vti - Yes, you can spray WD-40 in your engine to stop it from rusting. You can also use Marvel Mystery Oil.
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plus WD-40 makes it look all shiny
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I wouldn't solely rely on WD-40 for after run lube. I use it to clean out my nitro boat motors(yes, I know this a car forum) then use some combination of oil for lube.

For cleaning your car, it's great. But I would make sure to have some oil in the engine after you are done running for day which is what I think your original question was.

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Can't we use synthetic oil that we use in auto engines?
Oil it's oil...
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hi guy's the only thing i am saying is that wd-40 is not as good as other product,i have been to a course on lubricant and i do work in the automobile industries i can tell you that what i did see it wasn't not good from putting bolts and nuts in wd-40 and some other products that we have tested i do not used wd-40 since for that purpose !!
i am not saying that wd-40 is not good to clean cars and other thing but for that purpose it's not my favorite!!!
just my opinion !!
for rust bolts and nuts give a try to x-tend nut buster if it's is available to you from ur auto parts supplier or x-tend distributor!!
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I Just had to chime in on this one. In The traxxas trx 2.5 startup video they make no mention of after run oil. They also suggest wd-40 in their motor. I have been using it for the last year and a half without any problems. I guess it is just personal preference
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WD-40 is not a lubricant. It does just what it name implies.. Water disbursment. You need to run some after run oil through that engine after you are done.

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The purpose of using WD-40 as "after run" protection is to prevent rust. The benefits of storing an engine with oil in it can be debated.

BTW..I am pretty sure it's "water displacement".
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I would like to understand how storing your engine with oil could be debated?

I would rather flush my engine with just oil than WD-40 if I had a choice. Oil does marvelous things for bearings and moving engine parts.

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Thanks for the correction on the name. I knew it didn't sound right but went with it anyway.
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This is what I was told years ago. WD 40 is a lubricant, a rust inhibiter and has water displacement, penetration qualities as well as solvent properties, this is why its so useful. I will use it to help clean and lube an engine before assembly, providing I will start it up shortly following. The use as a after run oil is not recommended, as it does have harsh chemicals in it. A 3in1 type oil is a much Softer oil and will maintain its properties after application. WD 40 will not. The solvent and penetration chemicals are an mild acid type chemical and can, after prolong use, on soft metals and plating break down the surface. I am not talking in terms that are visible to the eye. More like mild breaking down of the metallurgy
of the surface of the metal it has effected.
this reaction will be more prominent on softer nonferrous metal.
This is how it was laid out for me and I did not have any other knowledge to not believe it.
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