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WD 40 or fluid film ?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sealer People, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Someone told me its wise to every now & then, take a can of wd 40 & spray the entire engine area of my truck.

    pulleys, belts, nuts, bolts, terminals,etc etc, etc etc.. he says, just put it on to help lube everything up.

    Im just wondering is this is true ? & if so wouldnt fluid film be better as a lubricant?
    I just put a small squirt of fluid film on the most squeaky door hinge,,,, the stuff work immediately.

    The truck is a 1996 chevy 2500 diesel 4x4.
  2. Lightningllc

    Lightningllc 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,963

    Salt sticks to oil. Water and vineger takes salt away.
  3. racin84

    racin84 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 13

    I spray an entire can of WD-40 on my boat engine every vear when I winterize it. Keeps most nuts/bolts etc from rusting and seizing. Would not recomend spraying it directly on the belts. Remember WD-40 is originally a water displacer (hence WD). It will leave a protective film once it "dries".
  4. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I really think that oiling the belts would be a BAD thing.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What's with all this WD-40 talk?
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Uh yeah. Fluid Film rules!
  7. scoop56

    scoop56 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Fluid film for sure, the only thing WD40 is good for is removing black scuff marks on linoliem flooring!!!!!
    FF is awsome stuff, we deal with salt all the time here in Canada.
    I have been in the automotive aftermarket for 30 yrs.
    FF is THE BEST !!!!!!!!!tymusic