YMMV, but I've used it inside the dist cap for years. See, I'm too lazy to
cover the dist when I Gunk and then hose off an engine. I just spray
everything clean (well, I do at least TRY to avoid carbs and dist) and start
the engine to evaporate the water. Sometimes that's all that's necessary,
but as often as not, water gets in and it either won't start at all, or will
start, but soon sputters and dies...then I have to resort to the big
gun...WD-40. It's always worked for me...starts right up.
If I have any leftover, I use it for salad dressing - the stuff does
EVERTHING! Only kidding. I like WD-40, but not THAT much!
>From: Malcolm Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Anthony Zager <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Stalled after the mother of all puddles
>Date: Sat, Sep 11, 1999, 11:30 PM
> On Sat, 11 Sep 1999, Anthony Zager wrote:
>> Is WD-40 flammable? If so, would this be dangerous at all?
> WD-40 is slightly flammable, the propellant is worse though (I think it's
> propane!). In this case I'd say that it wasn't that dangerous as:
> 1. We have water in the distributor cap
> 2. Water does not burn
> 3. WD-40 (Water Displacement formula 40!) is being used to (gasp!)
> displace the water!
> 4. We probably still have some moisture in the dizzy cap (which should
> still not burn)
> Personally, I would spray the WD40 in and then wipe it out, just to be on
> the safe side. There shouldn't be too much sparking inside the
> distributor cap anyway, unless it's cracked or there is a fault somewhere
> in the system.
> WD40 (the oil) is not very volatile either; to my knowledge petrolem
> products burn best when in a vapor state, that's why we vaporize the
> gasoline before burning it (carbeuration)
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