To Spray Engine With WD-40, Or Not To Spray....

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  1. Tandem Assassin

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    Everyone one these baby's were dipped in WD-40. Ping at RacerX tested our KX125 about 3 weeks ago - it's on their website..

    IMG_0478.jpg 043.JPG My Pictures 634.PNG kx 250 022.JPG KX125 REBUILD 001.JPG test shoot kx 125 021.JPG My Pictures 576.JPG
     
  2. rowdyrosco

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    corrosion block or yamashield
     
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    been using it on my outdrive on any rubber, bellows, hydraulic trim rams, etc to keep rubbers and seals moist, pliable, and prevent from cracking. so far no issues.
     
  4. Unassailable

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    How exactly do you use it on the bikes? You just rubbing it in with a towel or spraying it? I'm asking because when I tried something similar, dust just stuck to it. What's the trick?
     
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    Spray heavy and wipe off with clean towel (after the bike is washed).
     
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    My outboards have lived on the beach in Baja about 100' away from the high tide line year round for years and years. Wind and sand blowing for months at times. I spray the powerheard down (soak it till it drips down the lower unit) with whatever I have at the time every year. I like Boeshield because it leaves a waxy finish. I also use Corrosion Block and Corrosion X, both the light and heavy version. I wouldn't hesitate to use WD-40 but I like the others better because they leave a coating and I'm gone for months at a time so I like knowing they have the coating while they are just sitting there. My powerheads all look brand new with no rust anywhere. I think the point everyone is making is use SOMETHING rather than nothing.
     
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    Pretty much. I use whats on the shelf.
     
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    250 painted with the 125 paint color as I always love the yellow 125..
     
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    Anybody know what hygroscopic means? It’s the reason for a in line water separator. Any product that has a petrochemical base is hygroscopic by nature.
     
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    WD-40 is fine on metal, just never spray it on any rubber, it will break it down. No bueno. Boeshield or Corrosion Block for spraying down powerheads, is OK for electrical. Expensive but top notch protection for your equipment. Leaves a sticky residue but who cares? No corrosion and that's the important part.
     
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    I used it on my ob for 29 years. Never an issue. Never a bolt that has been corroded. It works great
     
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    RodRage I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Beautiful Husky!!
     
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    The 10% Ethanol (and some other additives) in gasoline is hygroscopic. Once the 10% of ethanol content in gasoline has bonded with water, an inline separator will not pull the water out of ethanol. I think the only real way to separate dissolved water from ethanol is by distillation. The separator will only pull the excess emulsified or condensate water from the fuel. I may be wrong, but that is my understanding.
     

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