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Ain't broke but...,

Post by Zombie Master » Wed May 10, 2017 2:39 pm

84 R100S So while I have things apart I was wondering; should I take coil wires and Spark plug leads off and do a clean up? I could cut a bit off the spark plug leads and reinstall with dielectric grease. Or am I courting a problem? :ugeek:
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Re: Ain't broke but...,

Post by dwerbil » Wed May 10, 2017 10:02 pm

I'd do a clean up just for preventive maintenance. On the cutting part, probably wouldn't hurt much; not much to doing it.
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Re: Ain't broke but...,

Post by Rob » Wed May 10, 2017 10:15 pm

To hell with dielectric grease, use that copper anti-seize!
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Re: Ain't broke but...,

Post by Airbear » Thu May 11, 2017 12:10 am

Rob wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:15 pm
To hell with dielectric grease, use that copper anti-seize!
Rob, just so you know, dielectric grease is non-conductive. That is the point of it - it seals the immediate area around a conductive joint, preventing oxidation, etc
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Re: Ain't broke but...,

Post by Rob » Thu May 11, 2017 2:07 am

Airbear wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 12:10 am
Rob wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:15 pm
To hell with dielectric grease, use that copper anti-seize!
Rob, just so you know, dielectric grease is non-conductive. That is the point of it - it seals the immediate area around a conductive joint, preventing oxidation, etc
And the copper a-s does that and more! Providing one of God's favorite (affordable) paths for electricity.

That would be the God that favors mining from the ground and polluting our ecosystem.
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Re: Dielectric Grease

Post by Steve in Golden » Thu May 11, 2017 1:34 pm

I've never used dielectric grease, perhaps I should be. I don't know much about it so I consulted the oracle of Google (Duane would be proud). Here's an interesting article about it.

Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease

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Re: Dielectric Grease

Post by Rob » Thu May 11, 2017 2:45 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 1:34 pm
I've never used dielectric grease, perhaps I should be. I don't know much about it so I consulted the oracle of Google (Duane would be proud). Here's an interesting article about it.

Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease
W8ji wrote:Both dielectric grease and "conductive" greases (anti-seize) are insulators. The primary difference between dielectric greases and "conductive" greases is that "conductive" greases and anti-seize greases include some amount of finely-powdered metal. The finely powdered metal is suspended by insulating grease, so it does not conduct. The suspended metal powder does lower the voltage breakdown of any arc paths through the grease.
So much for what I know! :roll:
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Re: Ain't broke but...,

Post by Steve in Golden » Thu May 11, 2017 2:55 pm

Duane wrote that page? Wow, he really gets around.

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Re: Ain't broke but...,

Post by Rob » Thu May 11, 2017 2:57 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 2:55 pm
Duane wrote that page? Wow, he really gets around.
:lol:

Shit!

I thought he had been busy. What with the "new look" on his website,
and from your mention of his name, I "assumed" that you had sourced his website... :roll:

edit: I edited my quote
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Re: Dielectric Grease

Post by Zombie Master » Thu May 11, 2017 5:23 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 1:34 pm
I've never used dielectric grease, perhaps I should be. I don't know much about it so I consulted the oracle of Google (Duane would be proud). Here's an interesting article about it.

Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease
Good read Steve thanx!
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