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What would you use?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIG*RED, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    So i need to hunt down a pesky little vaccume leak, So i figured I would spary something while the engine was running, and see if there is a change in rpm, when i spray certin areas.

    All I have here is

    1. Brake Clean
    2. WD40
    3. Starting fluid

    Which would you use?
     
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    In order: 3,1,2.
     
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    ditto, any propane torches available?
     
  4. BIG*RED

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    No propane tourches, and I was thinking the starting fluid myself, but then got to thinking, that It might be a little too volitile (sp?)..
     
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    Nope, I've sprayed it on hot running engines all the time. If your engine is still cold it's even safer.
     
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    2, 1, 3
     
  7. surpip

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    WD is the best the other 2 have the potential to melt or otherwise mess up your rubber hoses
     
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    I use carb cleaner.

    I dislike WD enough that I don't keep any around. There are other products that are better for any one of it's claimed uses.
     
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    The red brakleen isnt flammable so i wouldnt use that. WD-40 and carb cleaner work good. I think starting fluid has to low of a flashpoint, not sure tho.
     
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    3,1,2 thats my bed and ccarb clean works well too I would use carb clean over wd-40 anyday.
     
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    I think WD-40 is flammable also.
     
  12. BIG*RED

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    Well i used both the wd40 and starting fluid...and did not find a leak, but its acting like it has a vacuume leak:thinking:

    So now i'm just scratching my head..:dunno:
     

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