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Old 07-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #61
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You could just go to the Drug/Parmacy store and get pure Mineral oil.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:39 AM   #62
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I once used wd-40 in a Mach 26. I found that the next time it started it ran really hot for about two tanks before settling back to normal.

Since I've never used the stuff again... I suppose this issue could have been something else, but it just seemed too weird.
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Originally Posted by griz11 View Post
WD40 isn't good for the silicone o-rings in the carb. It will make them crumble. Some engines are worse than others for this. Italian engines are the worst I've found. I used corrosion-x on all my motors. Its a high slickness lube primarily for fishing gear. It has just a bit of ptpf in it that will impregnate the bearings etc to make it slick. You'd be suprised how easy the crank will spin after a few applications. Nitro residue and h2o create nitric acid which will pit bearings and other parts which leads to rusting and breakdown of the metal. I always took my motors apart after a days run and cleaned them with alcohol then used the corrosion-x. I wouldn't use much oil in the carb either. Mix it with some fresh fuel so you don't end up with it drying and plugging up the small passages of the carb. Corrosion-x also has a heavier oil for skate wheels. Works great in clutches and things like that. You can usually find the products at any place that sells rods and reels.

Me too, Griz. After I sold the boat(a hole in the water to throw money in) had alot of this stuff and it works great. Real good on the bearings after a wash out.
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