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Old 13 Feb 2008, 11:04 am
Gordito
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Default Risky way to dry distributor and spark plug wires

Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
- this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.

Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
starting fluid in the car.
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 11:27 am
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"Gordito" <patfaulkner@chef.net> wrote in message
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> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>
> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
> starting fluid in the car.


Did you consider using WD-40? The WD stands for Water Displacement.

--
Bearman

If it's got tits, tires, transmissions, tubes, or transistors, it's
trouble.


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Old 13 Feb 2008, 11:29 am
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Default Re: Risky way to dry distributor and spark plug wires

Gordito wrote:
> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>
> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
> starting fluid in the car.

Nothing like a good fire to dry out wet wires. Just be glad that
nothing more happened!
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 02:54 pm
Al
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Default Re: Risky way to dry distributor and spark plug wires

Are you for real? Starting fluid is not for drying wires, did you read
the back of the can? You are a danger to yourself.

Make sure your medical insurance is paid before you do further work on
your car.




Gordito wrote:
> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>
> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
> starting fluid in the car.

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Old 13 Feb 2008, 04:55 pm
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Al wrote:
> Are you for real? Starting fluid is not for drying wires, did you read
> the back of the can? You are a danger to yourself.
>
> Make sure your medical insurance is paid before you do further work on
> your car.
>
>
>
>
> Gordito wrote:
>> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
>> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
>> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
>> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
>> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
>> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
>> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
>> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
>> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
>> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
>> starting fluid in the car.


Why do you care if his insurance is paid?

His wife should make sure his life insurance and disability insurance
are paid up, though.

jeff
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 06:43 pm
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"Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Al wrote:
>> Are you for real? Starting fluid is not for drying wires, did you read
>> the back of the can? You are a danger to yourself.
>>
>> Make sure your medical insurance is paid before you do further work on
>> your car.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Gordito wrote:
>>> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
>>> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
>>> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
>>> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
>>> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
>>> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
>>> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
>>> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
>>> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
>>> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>>> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
>>> starting fluid in the car.

>
> Why do you care if his insurance is paid?
>
> His wife should make sure his life insurance and disability insurance are
> paid up, though.
>
> jeff


Because if he has no medical insurance and turns himself into a crispy
critter, he'll be admitted to the best burn unit in town where the daily
costs are 4-5 times that of an ordinary hospital room. So guess who'll end
up with the bill-- the taxpayers.......read-- you and me! You do have a job
and pay taxes, don't you?


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Old 13 Feb 2008, 07:12 pm
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Butch Haynes wrote:
> "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:0AKsj.335$Cs.99@trnddc04...
>> Al wrote:
>>> Are you for real? Starting fluid is not for drying wires, did you read
>>> the back of the can? You are a danger to yourself.
>>>
>>> Make sure your medical insurance is paid before you do further work on
>>> your car.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Gordito wrote:
>>>> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
>>>> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
>>>> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
>>>> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
>>>> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
>>>> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
>>>> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
>>>> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
>>>> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
>>>> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>>>> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
>>>> starting fluid in the car.

>> Why do you care if his insurance is paid?
>>
>> His wife should make sure his life insurance and disability insurance are
>> paid up, though.
>>
>> jeff

>
> Because if he has no medical insurance and turns himself into a crispy
> critter, he'll be admitted to the best burn unit in town where the daily
> costs are 4-5 times that of an ordinary hospital room. So guess who'll end
> up with the bill-- the taxpayers.......read-- you and me! You do have a job
> and pay taxes, don't you?


And who ends up paying the insurance company?
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 10:33 pm
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bearman wrote:
> "Gordito" <patfaulkner@chef.net> wrote in message
> news:co76r31rjamo5oe6glqqc7irurdjl9pfak@4ax.com...
>> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
>> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
>> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
>> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
>> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
>> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor.


<SNIP>
> Did you consider using WD-40? The WD stands for Water Displacement.
>

--------------------

I understand you can get on America's Funniest Videos with WD-40 too, if
you try.

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Old 13 Feb 2008, 11:58 pm
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Gordito wrote:
> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring.
>
> Gotta replace the distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
> starting fluid in the car.

Hmmm,
Starting fluid? Are you nuts? You use Silicon such as WD40. Starting fluid?
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 04:15 am
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"Al" <al@spamless.com> wrote in message
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> Are you for real? Starting fluid is not for drying wires, did you read
> the back of the can? You are a danger to yourself.


Only because gasoline is too expensive!

> Make sure your medical insurance is paid before you do further work on
> your car.


Trying to put Darwin out of a job?

> Gordito wrote:
>> Problem began recently (92 Accord): after a period of rain, car did
>> not start, but a day later, it did. Replaced the old plug wires. Car
>> started and ran well. Today it rained and no start. Sprayed the
>> distributor and wiring with starting fluid in order to dry them out.
>> Waited a while, but definitely not long enough because when I hit the
>> ingition switch, there were flames around the distributor. What a
>> bummer! Managed to blow them out very quickly though. After a few
>> minutes now, tried the ignition again and the Accord started right up
>> - this time had an extiguisher in hand, but it was not needed. Sooo,
>> this one desperado's way to dry out wet wiring. Gotta replace the
>> distributor cap now - maybe I won't need to carry
>> starting fluid in the car.


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