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DeadSkunk Dork
4/23/12 10:55 a.m.
Zomby Woof wrote: I have a brand new can of anti seize, but I can't get the lid off.

This belongs in the magazine.

Curmudgeon MegaDork
4/23/12 12:49 p.m.
MG Bryan wrote:
Keith wrote: I use it on my brake pads for the same reason. I call it "ABS in a tube".
Who cares about stopping when the brakes are quiet?

No kidding, I had two girls come in wanting something to make their Escort's brakes quit squealing. I recommended good quality pads, that was too expensive, they wanted something they could just spray on. I told them I wasn't aware of anything, one of them said 'Then sell me a can of WD40. It's gotten rid of every squeak I've ever heard'. She was dead serious and determined to do that. I sold her a can and crossed my fingers, never saw them again.

tr8todd Reader
4/23/12 1:38 p.m.

Did you know it makes an awesome low cost header coating? Google it. I don't have time to explain it.

Cone_Junky Dork
4/23/12 1:44 p.m.

I don't recommend using anti-sieze on spark plugs. Spark plugs need tight/clean threads to help disperse heat.

Have actually seen live data of BMW "smooth running" specs on a running engine show a significant difference between dry threads and lubed threads.

ultraclyde Dork
4/23/12 4:01 p.m.

In reply to Cone_Junky:

yeah, tell that to anyone with a ford Mod motor.....

Cone_Junky Dork
4/23/12 4:14 p.m.

If it's a Triton you're screwed anyway.

I imagine most cars don't have sensitive enough ignition systems for it to make a difference, but for Euros it's a definite no-no.

dean1484 UltraDork
4/23/12 4:22 p.m.

I have used it on everything except head bolts / studs. I have a big can of it that I got about 20 years back (think 1 gallon can) It is about half gone. I got it at some car show for short $$$$. I don't remember what brand it is but I have never had a problem with any bolts coming loose with it and I have been dam glad that I have used it on things like lug nuts and on the back of disks so they don't weld themselves to the hubs. IT is also a must on any suspension part here in the North East if you are planning to take it apart again in the future.

On spark plugs I have always used dielectric grease and always use a torque wrench.

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