Date: 27 Jul 2004 12:24:52 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: C900S  weird tin-y chatter coming from under the hood

On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 06:29:43 +0100, Grunff <> wrote: > Dave Hinz wrote: > >> AARGH! please don't put WD-40 near anything important. It's a >> water displacer and a solvent, not a lubricant. Short term apparent >> improvement in exchange for a shorte life is never worth it. > > Dave - I know that - but this is one of the few things it's ok for, > testing whether a bearing is squeaking. I suggested it because it's the > one suitable thing most people are likely to have. Problem is, if that's not a squeaking bearing, dissolving the lubricant out of it isn't going to help it much, is it? Takes "OK now" to "bad soon" if that solvent gets into where the lubricant is. > The other thing WD is suitable for is spraying all over/wiping down my > tools. Keeps them nice and shiny. OK, I'll grant it that. Dave Hinz

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