Running on WD-40 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Contributing Authors > Gear and Maintenance Articles
 Not a Member? 


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-30-2002
Contributing Authors
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 536
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Sue & Larry is on a distinguished road
Running on WD-40

I think I saw this in SailNet's Tip of the Day section, but don't believe it. Is it true you can run your deisel on WD-40 to get it primed? Maybe if you don't have to mess with bleeding it, but can this damage the engine?

Sue & Larry respond: Yes, it is true you can get a diesel engine started by using WD-40. We are aware that this sounds really kooky, but we know of cruisers who have used this technique in the past and it is mentioned by Nigel Calder in his book, Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual.

The technique requires you to spray the fluid into the air intake while cranking the engine. The engine will fire as long as you continue to spray, and you can even control the speed of the engine by spraying more or less of the fluid into the intake. However, if air is present in your fuel line, you'll still need to bleed the line. Calder points out that WD-40 should not be used with any sort of manifold heat as it could ignite in the manifold on it's way to the cylinders.

Here's hoping this information helps you out.

Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.