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From: John De Armond
Newsgroups: rec.outdoors.rv-travel
Subject: Re: battery question (NOT Urban Myth)
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 17:36:33 -0400
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On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:20:46 -0400, bill horne <> wrote:

>Jeff Deeney wrote:

>Does it mean you shouldn't spray it on an actively arcing battery?

Back when men were men and magnetos had points, an old motorcycle racing trick
was to hose down the magneto with a water displacer to make the thing
waterproof.  The technique was to crank the engine and hose the internals
through the access holes in the inverted-cup flywheel.  The rotating parts
helped distribute the stuff.  Even with sparking points, no booms and no

FWIW, LPS-1 is VASTLY better than WD40 for water displacement.  The demo I
used to do was to hose the magneto with LPS1 and then hose it with a garden
hose.  Engine wouldn't miss a beat.

After watching here what people worry and argue about, I'm convinced that what
is needed is another good worldwide depression and world war.  When people are
worrying about where their next meal will come from and whether their kids
will survive the first day on the battlefield they don't have time to worry
about whether WD40 would explode on a battery, about tire pressures or whether
to run the gas refrigerator while underway.  This has become a nation of


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