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Old 03 April 2013, 18:26   #21
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A suggestion - replace it before it appears to need it. You then have a spare AND you know how to fit it
Just learnt this the hard way. Ruined a days sibbing. Cord looked fine to. Doh.... spare cord would have been useful
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hi henry, the wire brush will be brass & is for cleaning the plugs.
No it's not. If you clean plugs with a brass wire brush they'll never work again. They'll get a nice brass colour coating all over the electrode.
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Old 04 April 2013, 01:04   #23
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must admit not used a brush on plugs since seagull days other than threads, if motor ok no need these days, maybe a squirt of brake cleaner & annual change, cheap as chips on ebay for most but alas not for twatsoo tldi
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must admit not used a brush on plugs since seagull days other than threads, if motor ok no need these days, maybe a squirt of brake cleaner & annual change, cheap as chips on ebay for most but alas not for twatsoo tldi
I hear that Dave, those TLDI plugs are silly money! Yours comes back from service this week

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DONT!! grease the splines on your driveshaft. If you do you can put extra load on the bearings on your engine which will result in premature wear, light oil will be fine. Also be aware that wd40 is a degreasent and will infact cause rust. I have found white spray grease very good, inexpensive and designed for marine applications
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DONT!! grease the splines on your driveshaft.
Clymer suggest a light coating of marine grease for this application. Use too much and you'll "suction lock" the shaft in place.
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DONT!! grease the splines on your driveshaft. If you do you can put extra load on the bearings on your engine which will result in premature wear, light oil will be fine Also be aware that wd40 is a degreasent and will infact cause rust.
Who told you that lot? Your DRIVESHAFT (not propshaft) will still need greasing on reassembly, but it needs a very light smear. Way Too much grease may cause a the joint to have hydraulic pressure buildup in it which could cause bearing damage, but using a light oil is asking for trouble.

Not greasing propshaft splines is asking for a prop to seize onto the shaft.

WD40 is a lubricant in a carrier fluid,and it can be used to clean grease off but it's not suitable for use as a lubricant except for freeing things off (and there's better options available like PlusGas). It's not suitable for use spraying up under the cowl to protect anything as the lubricant film it leaves is too thin and dries out. Corrosionguard or the equivalent is the best option for that.
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I have found white spray grease very good, inexpensive and designed for marine applications
Any good waterproof grease will do the job. However, I've been using Corrosion Block grease for the last 5 years as it doesn't seem to harden and clog up steering etc, and does what it says on the tin.
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Clymer suggest a light coating of marine grease for this application. Use too much and you'll "suction lock" the shaft in place.
That too I've seen a driveshaft refuse to go back in from a hydraulic lock as well.
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I hear that Dave, those TLDI plugs are silly money! Yours comes back from service this week

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cheers peter 11.78 on fleabay, dan said he will email when done but i guess its handy being with him out the way so to speak
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cheers peter 11.78 on fleabay, dan said he will email when done but i guess its handy being with him out the way so to speak
He was away over Easter I think and I told him no rush so just waiting for his call really.

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