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Old 2nd May 2008, 08:30   #16
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One thing I remember from twenty years ago, is that WD-40 sprayed on a noisy serpentine belt, quietens it. A quieter idling engine does feel better.
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Old 2nd May 2008, 09:36   #17
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Was browsing the web on the uses of WD 40 and came across this page on Snopes.com
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Uses for WD-40 Spray Lubricant

They took an email forward on the various uses of WD 40 and asked the manufactures to respond to the various uses listed. It is a bit long, so would not post it. But it makes interesting reading!
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I know WD 40 is just a lubricant that keeps away moisture and aids in smoother functioning of mechanical parts BUT the other day I sprayed the engine bay of my Sswift VXI with some WD40 and wolla engine seems to performe better. Now I dont think this is Placbo as I was not expecting anything of that sort to happen. It was just a humble attempt to make the in hood look cleaner. Fellows any similar experiences!
Rule number 1, never ever user any flammable delergent cleaner like WD-40 or Zorrix tto clean the engine bay. This might lead to fire in the bay area as they catch fire very fast. They have very specific purpose written on the can very clearly.

And secondly no way they can increase the performance by just spraying them on bay area. Unless there is a concept of open accelarator cable and its jammed and cleaned by WD-40, sounds weired.
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Maybe if you sprayed WD 40 into the petrol tank that would help. it wud lubricate everything.... that where the smoothness wud come from i guess.

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Hey try suggesting this to the Ferrari F1 racing team!!!
Then Ferrari will take positions 1 2 & 3..!!!
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From where can we buy WD 40 in delhi,

cost,brand etc.
The brand is WD40 and you should get it in any good hardware store..

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wolla kamaal ho gaya

Come on man, tell us what kind of performance improvement have you felt?
You cant tell sam, it is to be felt: LOL

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One thing I remember from twenty years ago, is that WD-40 sprayed on a noisy serpentine belt, quietens it. A quieter idling engine does feel better.
Cos WD40 is a good lubricant that displaces water..

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Hey try suggesting this to the Ferrari F1 racing team!!!
Then Ferrari will take positions 1 2 & 3..!!!

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Man, I sure see I have entertained some (well Most) of you by my tread. Maybe its placebo, but the engine sounded smoother after the wd 40. Now this is not the first time i sprayed it in the engine bay, back when I was in UK, this was a regular because of the wet weather and I do accept I felt no difference on my vauxall vectra. I have an automec FFE with the loudest exhaust and maybe I have gotten used to the high octaves and yearn for smoother delivery.
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Man, I sure see I have entertained some (well Most) of you by my tread.
Great spirit, dionysus!
Yes, your thread was good therapy for a lot of us!
Brought out some good humour that was sitting pent up inside people!
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After I wash my vehicle I get performance gains of between 23.709 and 25.1463 percent as tested on a stationary dynonometer. Now, of course, I do use synthetic soap............
Can you prove this difference?
I spent 44 lac rupees to get a performance gain of 22.9009878033% & I disagree with you. This is similar to the case of another BHPian madmotorblower who had stuck in 15 turbocharged rats in his random oil dispenser and claimed similar figures after his car was .

Did you flush the mineral soap before you used the synthetic soap? Did you wash your hands after you flushed?

Can you show us the dynononometer readings please? How stationary was your car when the test was done?

In any case I will whup your umm Blue Jeep at the next Speedrun.
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Brought out some good humour that was sitting pent up inside people!
Oh, and I see it is only just beginning!!

Indeed, did you wash your hands after......., LOL!!!

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In any case I will whup your umm Blue Jeep at the next Speedrun.
Because your subwoofers are cleaned with WD40 and his are not?
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In any case I will whup your umm Blue Jeep at the next Speedrun.
In your dreams only, Maori Boy. I will tattoo your chromosomes. The only place left open on you, I think.
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I will tattoo your chromosomes. The only place left open on you, I think.
How do you know?
(Closes my ears and I run!)
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In your dreams only, Maori Boy. I will tattoo your chromosomes. The only place left open on you, I think.
Bah! Bring it on boy! Let's have a soapy challenge!

By the way you have skilfully avoided my questions, especially about the dynowaymeter.
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Can you show us the dynononometer readings please? How stationary was your car when the test was done?
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By the way you have skilfully avoided my questions, especially about the dynowaymeter.


Sometimes, Sam, you don't quite seem to know what you're talking about!

However, all is forgiven, considering the mirth there is in most of what you write!
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