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advice on spraying down snow blowers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowzilla, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I am a big fan of fluid film but will it work on an air cooled honda engine with out smoking? Has any one tried this or is there something else I could use to protect it? Thank you in advance.
  2. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    I don't see the benefit of spraying an aircooled snowblower engine.
  3. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I am getting rust at the muffler and the bolts are showing signs of corrosion.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    spray it then.......cant hurt
  5. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Spray the s**t out of it. I use FF or WD40 on my v-box constantly. The motor looks like it is 20 years old. But if you wipe all the spray off, it looks brand new. Thumbs Up
  6. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    fluid-film use

    The Muffler on any small engine is a big
    heat generator and is usually the first part
    to bite the dust.

    I would rather see you remove the muffler and
    coat the mufflers atachment bolts with the fluid
    film so you can remove the bolts when the time
    comes as thre fluid film will burn off on you and
    will be of no use especially on an internal
    combustion engine where the heat of combustion
    comes in contact with. You also may have a fire you
    did not anticipate.:nod:
  7. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Fluid film is non flamable. No worries on the firs part, but the heat will burn it off rather quickly. I would take the muffler off, and spray around the attachment area, then never sieze the bolts when you put them back in. The rest of the engine can be sprayed down as well.
  8. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    Exactly. Anti-sieze is what you need on those bolts. I'm not sure why you're concerned about a muffler rusting. That's what they do!
  9. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Yeah thats for sure. Thanks for the help eveyone.