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  2. Back in the day, coolant used to taste good (so I have heard) so I understand his frustration.
  3. Yeah, I missed a word: I'm not aware of any other current car without it.
  4. None of my current cars have a latching gas lid. The Porsche ('79 928) came with a locking cap from the factory, none of the others came with any security. I've had dozens of vehicles and most had nothing. Most of the Hondas and I think all of the Volvos I've had had latching lids. Cars are said to have anti syphon devices in the filler tube, I think most or all of those are actually anti-spray devices so if you open the cap with a pressurized tank you don't get a gas bath. Gas powered Excursions have it, my diesel doesn't. Diesels have vented tanks so they don't develop pressure like gassers can. If the device was really to protect against fuel theft my 44 gallons of diesel should be protected at least as well as 10 gallon gassers.
  5. For lubing locks, use Tri-Flow or powdered teflon. I have a 20 year old pad lock on my shed (out in the weather) that is still as smooth as the day I bought it. I may have put some WD-40 in it in the early years, but only Tri-flow in the last 10. Probably only lubed it 5 times total. I guess it really doesn't see as much use as a gas cap lock, but still.........
  6. Famously, not pieces of shit like Jeeps that lack even the most basic modern upgrades. I'm not aware of any other car without it however.
  7. I'm sure many do. I can tell you that both Kryptonite and Xena mention it as a warranty-cancelling usage. Lock-safe lubes are NOT graphite, or anything that stays "wet." I posted one already, which I've used for close to ten years. The one bottle still isn't empty, and I use it on locks, knives, cigar cutters, and anything like that which needs fine, clean motion. You can use any number of dry lubes on locks safely. If you're paranoid there are a few small-can options that specifically say "locks" on them.
  8. Lube can't prevent dirt & stuff from getting in there. It can make the dirt & stuff stick in there.
  9. Graphite, old school gum it up. I like Teflon.
  10. Well...lube or something (graphite?). You do nothing and dirt and stuff gets in there.
  11. OEM Seat excellent condition $50 plus shipping
  12. Me. Because I think that doing so would be stupid. I don't recall any lock manufacturer or locksmith advising to use WD40, and many have specifically stated to never do it. Then there's those who tout using the stuff on everything including chains so maybe there is something magical about the stuff.
  13. Nobody wants a wet lock I suppose? Nice and dry, just like metals like to be when rubbing on other metals.
  14. WD 40 is good for drying things out.
  15. Yesterday
  16. superhawk996


    I've experimented with tires and spark plugs back to back and different ones can make a big difference whether new or used. Before Splitfire spark plugs existed I made a set for my Mustang and it was pretty obvious they worked better than the normal plugs. That was a 351 Cleveland with 2V open chamber heads, engines with more efficient designs might not change as much.
  17. tomek


    People replace X brand worn out tire with Y brand brand new tire and automatically proclaim Y brand being way better. Lol. Same scenerio when they switch from X type of spark plug to Z type. Lol.
  18. People who aren't idiots and don't want to attract dirt and garbage into their locks, I guess. And since WD isn't a lubricant, I suppose also people who don't want to make a small problem worse.
  19. Honestly, who DOESN’T shoot some WD-40 into both locks every now and then to prevent this from happening?
  20. Mostly true, but a couple of our fleet cars now have a door that you just push to open, and when it does, the gas cap is attached to it and the fueling pipe is ready to roll. Weird, and I was surprised.
  21. Cars now have security latches on the fuel doors.
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