Originally Posted by mick
It might be ok for a distributor cap but a quick search will tell you it's no good for plugs & wires as it can melt them etc ACF50 is better or a product specific spray either
EH????? I (& my dad before me) have used it on numerous 23N plugs & sockets over the years and never melted anything...... The box trailer has been towed behind 8 cars and until a couple of months ago was using the same plug it had when it was bought. I would love to know how many cans of WD have been through that plug, and yep, it's still soid.....
Why did I change the plug? - Coz I was fed up messing about with 13-7 pin adaptors!
TBH the best thing to do is ditch the 23N & go Euro. The 13 pin stuff is actually designed to keep the water out! (my old Focus had just shy of 10 years / 200K on the clock when I sold it, and had a factory fit 13 pin socket on. Not once did I need to clean or "Water disperse" that socket or the plugs that went into it.
(and before the logic police jump on me, the box trailer was frequently borrowed by a mate, hence leaving the 7n on it & adapting)
Originally Posted by davidni
In my opinion the best thing anybody can do is change lightboards/lights to sealed LED units.
My dad made up a sealed LED lightboard - its been thrown about, on loan to everyone and generally just uncared for. Its almost 2 years old and not a hiccup.
Agreed, but the LEDs are not going to improve anything at the plug end!
And you also have the potential problem that some cars throw a wobbler if you plug in LED trailer lights...... (as mine did)