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Papa Smurf 10-25-2010 02:00 PM

Simple question
 
Probably an obvious do it/don't do it, but it is always best to ask the experts before doing something potentially dumb. My helmet locks and gas tank lock are/is sticking. Whenever this happened with my bicycle lock I would just add some WD-40 and it would free right up. If I add a touch of WD-40 to the gas lock (by opening the slot slightly with the key and giving a quick squirt) would this have a poor affect on how the engine runs/gasoline? I am sure some of it will get into the gas.

Thanks in advance.

niterider 10-25-2010 02:18 PM

If you are worried about getting some wd into the fuel, it won't hurt it any.

denny6006 10-25-2010 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niterider (Post 153698)
If you are worried about getting some wd into the fuel, it won't hurt it any.

X2^ spray on friend!




hyperbuzzin 10-25-2010 02:50 PM

A graphite lube made for locks would be a better choice. I doubt it would have any adverse effects if some made it into the fuel, but you don't need to use much for it to work.
WD-40 doesn't last longer as a lube anyhow.

VoIPDoc 10-25-2010 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Papa Smurf (Post 153694)
gas tank lock is sticking.
Thanks in advance.

A reminder: Press down on the cap when turning the key??

Papa Smurf 10-25-2010 04:06 PM

Thanks guys. I just wanted to double check.

I have tried pressing down, jiggling, turning it the other way first; when it catches it feels almost gritty on the key turn. I figured a touch of WD-40 could be helpful.

While I was Googling for info on this I found something fun. Apparently you can seat the bead of a tire by spraying WD-40 in it and lighting it on fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myi-MxNCI4o

slimvulcanrider 10-25-2010 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Papa Smurf (Post 153713)
Thanks guys. I just wanted to double check.

I have tried pressing down, jiggling, turning it the other way first; when it catches it feels almost gritty on the key turn. I figured a touch of WD-40 could be helpful.

While I was Googling for info on this I found something fun. Apparently you can seat the bead of a tire by spraying WD-40 in it and lighting it on fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myi-MxNCI4o

Yes you can.. or even ether (a.k.a Starting Fluid), I have done it numerous times in a pinch.. how ever very unrecommended.

vulcanjoe 10-27-2010 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by slimvulcanrider (Post 153733)
Yes you can.. or even ether (a.k.a Starting Fluid), I have done it numerous times in a pinch.. how ever very unrecommended.

but its so much fun. safety clean brand brake clean just catches fire.


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