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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by rickf » January 11th, 2022, 9:03 pm

The WD 40 will clean it but be sure to oil it afterwards! WD 40 is not a lubricant, it is a solvent and it will dry out in a couple days. Spray a little on a metal surface in your garage and then check that surface in a week and you will see what I mean.
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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by lpcoating » January 12th, 2022, 9:21 am

Wouldn't it be better to use brake cleaner?
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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by Mark » January 12th, 2022, 9:56 am

I wonder if mineral spirits would be an option?
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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by rupert's » January 12th, 2022, 10:21 am

I had thought about both, the brake cleaner and the solvent, but I have thought that it can be harmful to a part due to the aggressiveness of the solvent. the wd 40 cleans much less but is also less aggressive.

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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by Mark » January 12th, 2022, 10:49 pm

Kerosine is what they have in a parts washer, maybe that's option.Aw, I better keep quiet I am no expert, just a back yard mechanic who is losing my knowledge on a daily basis LOL
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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by rupert's » January 13th, 2022, 4:00 pm

Mark wrote:
January 12th, 2022, 10:49 pm
Kerosine is what they have in a parts washer, maybe that's option.Aw, I better keep quiet I am no expert, just a back yard mechanic who is losing my knowledge on a daily basis LOL
ok ok! Understood, I can use solvent without problem, kerosene is not easy to buy in Spain. I like to comment in this forum on almost everything that I am doing because I know that here I receive good advice from people who know what they are talking about.
I am young and sheet metal, I am not a mechanic ... When I do something for the first time it is easy to break something just by not asking in a place like this. : wink:: wink:
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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by rickf » January 13th, 2022, 6:53 pm

I agree with Rupert, His original question was "will WD-40 clean the distributer?" Then everyone chimes in with their own favorite cleaner of choice. One of my pet peeves with forums in general is people not reading the first post and then not reading all the posts after that one before they answer and because of that the thread generally winds way off the original question. In this case I think it would have been best to answer his question about the WD-40 and then if you think there is something better offer it up. But think about it first. Is your solvent any different in the end than his? or mine? or Marks? They all do the same thing, they clean old oil and grease off. Then also consider that Rupert is in another country on another continent so he may or may not have access to what we have here. Also, can what he is using be used for other purposes around the house/garage.
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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by lpcoating » January 14th, 2022, 7:07 pm

The original question was should he repair the distributor. Then he asked about wd40. Not sure people offering suggestions is bad. I wouldn't use wd40, I'd use brake cleaner. No residue left over. So in my opinion, brake cleaner is better.

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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by rupert's » January 14th, 2022, 7:46 pm

No no, people who offer advice can't be mean! and much less when these tips are requested. Let's get out of the misunderstanding!

From Rickf's answer I have learned that I can use wd40 and then grease and from Mark's answer that I can also clean it with solvent and I won't break anything, I don't understand the last part of Mark's message very well because it seems that he says that it is mechanic but at home... although he says he better shut up for some reason I don't understand... the translator...

I don't think Rickf means that someone is bad for giving his opinion, just that sometimes topics in threads get sidetracked by small details. Very common in the forums.

To finish... I'm going to upload photos of the repair, I think tomorrow I'll clean it and paint it while the pieces arrive. Greetings to all and have a good night! or late in your time zone.

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Re: reparar distribuidor

Post by Mark » January 14th, 2022, 9:36 pm

Disregard my answer.
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