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Am halfway through putting Dielectric grease (from Autozone) on all
of Lena's contacts and terminals, quite a job, especially squeezing
the grease out of the very small tube with a very small opening.
I never imagined there would be that many connections, contacts, and
terminals to be maintained.

My question is: How long is one application of Dielectric grease good for?I live in Dry Eastern Washington...only about 15 inches of rain per year, with dry snowfall, low humidities normally, but there is considerable fog November through February. Lena will be kept in her garage daily.
 

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I needed to use a bulb out of my soon to be demo'd '78 Olds Delta 88. The bulb still had grease on it. I'm pretty sure it was a stock bulb, so, it's been on there for 28 years !!
 

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application can be made easier by warming the grease. Just take a hot bowl of water and put the closed tube in there and wait 15 or so mins. this will make the grease thinner and apply easier....

life depends on heat and sealing. in our connectors in the northern area u are in, should last 20+ years. but here in texas, i would check it every 5-10 years.
 

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I pushed into into the back of electrical connectors, into the helmet locks, and even gobs that I forced into the ignition switch. I figure CAN'T go wrong there when the keyswitch faces upward and I have read people having difficulty with the ignition switches. Gob on your finger and press it in. I put about 4 or 5 in and then inserting the key between each to work it in.

Ignition working fine. No problems.
 

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itlnstln13,

Thanks for the suggestions, never thought of all the possible uses of
that expensive little tube of Diaelectric grease I purchased at Autozone.
 

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itlnstln13 said:
I pushed into into the back of electrical connectors, into the helmet locks, and even gobs that I forced into the ignition switch. I figure CAN'T go wrong there when the keyswitch faces upward and I have read people having difficulty with the ignition switches. Gob on your finger and press it in. I put about 4 or 5 in and then inserting the key between each to work it in.

Ignition working fine. No problems.
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