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Old 04-13-2005, 08:35 PM   #15
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Wd-40

Try a little WD-40...it stands for Water Displacement for a reason. On my farmall, whenever I had moisture in the rotor, it would not start. I'd spray alot of WD-40 in there, and put it back together, and it would run like new.

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Old 04-13-2005, 08:41 PM   #16
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Rob I did that in mine and thought the wd smelled funny. I had used clear lacquer.
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:33 AM   #17
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When installing the brake controler they used "butt connectors" crimped on the wire....
I just rewired my trailer connector and using butt connectors. I filled them with dielectric grease before crimping and then covered the joint with shrink tubing. Finally the whole thing was covered with a cable sleeve and wrapped with vinyl electrical tape. I think that the joints should be trouble free for a long time.

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Steve they should work fine for a very long time. The touble with the butt connection, only one of them, was that the mechanic pushed the wire too far in and crimped on the insulation instead of the bare wire. Sometimes, in fact most of the time, there was a connection, but every once in a while the wire would move and the connection would be lost and so would the brakes. It was a really hard one to find. A quick electrical meter test when the brakes aren't working picked it up for me.
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Try a little WD-40...it stands for Water Displacement for a reason. On my farmall, whenever I had moisture in the rotor, it would not start. I'd spray alot of WD-40 in there, and put it back together, and it would run like new.

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Just wait until it dries, I got impatient, and put the cap back on while it was still wet with WD40. A little-known fact is WD40 will explode in a confined place if it is exposed to a spark, like you would find in an ignition system. Maybe that is why we can use it to start diesel engines. I had to walk to an auto parts store and buy a new cap and rotor...
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Just wait until it dries, I got impatient, and put the cap back on while it was still wet with WD40. A little-known fact is WD40 will explode in a confined place if it is exposed to a spark, like you would find in an ignition system. Maybe that is why we can use it to start diesel engines. I had to walk to an auto parts store and buy a new cap and rotor...

yeah, I've used it many times to test for spark/fuel when troubleshooting small engines that won't start. a ready-substitute for starting fluid. 1 squirt down the carb throat, and a few quick pulls of the starter will reveal whether you've got spark or not. if you do, it'll run for a couple of seconds...which would mean then, that you've got a fuel problem.
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