Maybe you, Mike, Elle and me stumbled onto a hole in the perfume
Just watch: a month from now, one of the fancy perfume companies will
come out with "Essence de Voiture".. Ahh, the smell of it :)
That's right, I neglected the flip side of the coin, which
is of course "What essence should a woman splash on to best
'catch' a man?"
Last time a guy complimented the fragrance coming from my
direction, I had to tell him it was only hair spray. :-)
Anyway... I was thinking that the seemingly wide gender
divide on the, um, appeal of machine oils may help explain
certain other gender trends. Like why there are so few
female auto techs?
I dunno. There does seem to be a noticeable difference in
Getting back to cars and this poor fellow with the busted
off O2 sensor...
I've used it as a gas starting fluid (old worn out carburetted cars,
sub-zero temps). It's good because it's not nearly as explosive as
ether, but it will still ignite easily enough to turn your engine over
and get it going.
From this we learn a few things:
1) Yes, WD40 is mostly good at loosening money that was stuck in your
2) Popular Mechanics is full of shite.
There are two and *only* two penetrants I mess with any more: Kroil and
Chrysler P/N 4318039.
To be fair, WD works well at what it is designed to do, displace water. I use
to carry a can in my car that had bad ignition wires. Whenever it was very
humid out and my car would not start, a quick squirt on the wires got the car
WD40 is excellent for what it was designed for. It is a Water
Displacement formula, their 40th try....
It cleans up and dries out the insides of distributor caps, it works
great cleaning up the insides of starters and loosening seized up
electrical brushes. It also rust protects tools and cleans then nice.
It is total crap for a penetrating fluid though....
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