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It ok to use petroleum jelly on wiring harness?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Milwaukee, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well I remember my shop teacher use petroleum jelly on my friend's EX F250's transmission's electric plug.

    I try on TPS or IAC sensor it cause more voltage which my Dad told me clean that crap out plugs.


    But here issues with wiring harness for rear lights been soak in water and salt all times. Now I have short out until I unplug them to get speedometer work.

    I want know if it ok to use petroleum jelly on that connector for rear light? It those
    - T - you know what I am talk about? It behind hitch receiver.
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Yea you can if you don't have dilectric grease
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The vasoline works better as a "lube"
    Just get di-electric grease and know it is the "RIGHT" thing to do
     
  4. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Fluid Film it.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Someone type in Vaseline and Dano shows up. ;)
     
  6. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    :laughing: Okay, that cracked me up!
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    He shows up for "lube" quickly too.
     
  8. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    I'm all over the lube. That didn't quite sound right, did it? :rolleyes:
     
  9. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    i never tried FF as lube yet
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Dano where's the disclaimer?
     
  11. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    He didn't say what kind of lube!

    DISCLAIMER: The use of Fluid Film as a personal lubricant could result in unnatural shrinkage of certain body parts (Okay, that's not really true but I'll be it will stop you from using it). :D

    Fluid Film is an industrial strength rust / corrosion preventive and lubricant. Even though it is classified as non-toxic and non-hazardous, please use common sense when applying the product and don't wind up in an emergency room saying, "I really didn't mean to spray it there. My finger just accidentally slipped and depressed the nozzle full blast."

    Read all warning labels carefully before using the product.
     
  12. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Why do I find the need to read this as fast as possible, and in a slightly higher pitched voice??
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I find it best to just not read it at all :eek:
     
  14. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well I could try fluid film but not now until I get job. They are way expensive but good stuff.


    Just make other thread about how fix wiring.
     
  15. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Sometimes you gotta spend money to make money.
    FF is worth every penny it costs. Hell...it is a BARGAIN in my mind with the time and energy it saves a person.
     
  16. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Dano50:
    You sent me a small can of Fluid Film a while back. My Wife laughed every time I used it. The stuff is now part of the staples in my garage. Right up there with Dielectric Grease!
    I have to go to a tractor dealer to get it around here.
    You Guys need to have it more available like at Advance, AutoZone, Federated, Home Depot, Lowes or Farm and Fleet.
     
  17. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Or tsc or walmart or the dollar store
     
  18. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    We're working on it! :drinkup:
     
  19. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399


    I 2nd that :drinkup: Closest dealer to me is 45 miles away :dizzy:
    Glad to hear you are working on it...........just please don't go cheap on us dealing with big box stores! Look forward to being able to get my hands on some of this stuff.

    :waving:
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010