OK, now I'm excited... and have a question too

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 10:59
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Hi all. Excited cause yesterday I just got LF170s (thanks Eric!), snorkel and diff breathers fitted, topping off the UHF and small lift. Very happy. Can't see nor hear the snorkel (means wife happy too) and I was quite impressed with the spot from the 170s. Can only imagine what the HIDs would do! Giving it some legs around Lacola & Dargo this weekend, only 1 sleep left now. Never been there, and I hear great things about Billy Goat Bluff.

But enough burble, I did have a question. I read that RP7/WD40/etc can be sprayed on a wet engine to assist starting, and to prepare for a crossing to prevent issues. However, these liquids are highly flammable, and wondering if anyonme knows what happens on a hot engine, circuitry, etc. Anywhere not to use it? Is what I have read accurate?

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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:22

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:22
Have used the products mentioned both before a crossing and after- Neither presented any problems. Obviously the bonnet is open, and any sort of breeze clears the vapours pretty quickly. Its really a spark or a well placed glowing red-hot item that will ignite the stuff- pretty unlikely. After the propellant has evaporated and you are left with just the Lubricant it is safe.

I did have a mate who went crazy with WD40 on his siezed ignition and tried to crank it while WD40 was still pouring out of the barrel, and surprise! it shorted. Liquids can act as conductors- Again, leave it for a bit for the propellant to evaporate before starting the engine back up.

With spraying the stuff on a hot motor, I'd be more worried about plowing your hot drive train and donk into some cold water, sucking water in any small holes and the associated rapid temp changes. Good move on the diff breathers- they are excellent protection.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:40

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:40
Hi Tonester.
Just a tip for you.
At water crossings it is all way good to let your truck cool a little, particularly if it has been working hard, it helps to lesson the risk of hot parts sucking the cold water.
Not practical in competition but thats the price one has to pay
Ray
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Reply By: hoyks - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:43

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:43
My Dad was cleaning a diesel model airoplane motor with it once and it started as he turned it over by hand. Gave him a bit of a suprise.

Other than that, I haven't had any suprises whilst spraying hot engines with any of the WD40 type stuff. Smokes a bit on a hot exhaust but thats all.
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Reply By: Penguin (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:54

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:54
Hi Tonester

I've sprayed WD40 straight into the carburettor of an old mower to get it started. Works a treat. I believe that the actual lubricant is flammable so I'd really only be spraying the distributor and keeping away from the exhaust.

Just my experience...YMMV.

Mike
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Reply By: Tonester - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:56

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:56
Thanks guys. Good to know that I won't ignite it and then just have to drive in anyway to put flames out! :-) (yes, got an extinguisher before you ask). Not planning to go in harms way, but all good stuff to know in case.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 13:19

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 13:19
As an aside and purely a bit of trivia. I recently learnt that apparently WD40 stands for "Water Displacement -- 40th attempt" Seems the chemist concerned bombed out on his first 39 tries.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 13:26

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 13:26
You probably won't have any water issues up Licola way, All the rivers are so bloody low you will be lucky to get the diff wet.

Also read that Billy Goat has been graded???? do a search on here and see what comes up.
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Follow Up By: Tonester - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 14:29

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 14:29
Yeah, I did read recently it had been graded, and also read that it was now starting to get interesting again. I think it got graded late last year?? Anyway, we'll see.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 14:34

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 14:34
no dust problem up there either I hear...................
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Follow Up By: Tonester - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 09:17

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 09:17
Hate to say, heaps of dust actually and not much water. John, I think the diff bottom got wet but not the side steps. Never been there before, and totally spectacular view from the Pinnacles, well worth the drive. Billy Goats defintely graded, and very uneventful. I imagine a bit of wet would change it.
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 15:00

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 15:00
They are water disbursment agents , not waterproofing agents.

Spraying half the can on it , wont do it any good.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 17:03

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 17:03
Tonester,
Don't know what vehicle you have but the spraying of wd et'c will only help as it is a dispersant and not a preventative, however most good Petrol 4wd vwhicles are prety well sealed as far as the ign circuits go and will tolerate some splash. But not submersion, no vehicle likes this.
Best of luck on your trip and have a great time.
Will be surprised if there are many real deep crossings but have fun anyway.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 20:44

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 20:44
petroleam based degreaser (possibly simular volatility?) is banned on some minesites because drillers offsiders use it on the engine and dont clean it off thoroughly causing fires started by turbo temperatures. Turbos are way hotter than a normal motor and doubt you would have a problem
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Reply By: Tonester - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 07:10

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 07:10
Thanks all for the replies!
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