Motorcycle cable lube or chain lube would both be better choices. PB would be a good place to start because it'll dissolve some of the accumulated cruft. I just last week got a can of Kroil, haven't tried it on anything yet. Interestingly I have recently found that WD-40 works really well to dissolve the cardboard tube in a Coleman generator. When they age the cardboard degrades and sends little bits of gunk into the gas tip plugging it. The cardboard then adheres to the sides of the brass tube its in and is about impossible to get out. A soak overnight in WD-40 and I can run a pick around the tube and get it out again... I replace the cardboard with a bronze mesh tube, works a treat. -Curt From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Cc: Rich Thomas <richthomas79td...@constructivity.net> Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 1:46 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] '06 320CDI WD40 is not the stuff to use. It is a "Water Displacer" and dries to gunk that is worse than the previously stuck condition. PB might be a bit better, or the acetone/transgendered fluid mixture.
--R On 7/27/15 1:15 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes wrote: > On Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:21:42 -0400 (EDT) > Mitch Haley via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> >>> On July 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <email@example.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>> I removed the release handle and found that the cable was disconnected. I >>> reconnected it, only to now have a release handle that sticks out of the >>> dash >>> 2"-3", and still doesn't release the parking brake, which also continues not >>> to latch. >> >> It sounds to me like something is stuck, and it's ALWAYS releasing the >> parking >> brake. >> Which is far better than never releasing it. >> >> Mitch. > ................................... > Nothing has been said about solvents such as Blaster or WD-40. > I squirt everything remotely connected to a system with WD-40 first since > the smell goes away faster. Let it set for a day or two and then exercise it > every time I think about it. > If that doesn't work, I use stinking PB Blaster and repeat the process. Been > doing that ever since there was no WD-40 or Blaster and "Eveready" (circa > 1940s-50s) was the favorite solvent which was far better than any of the > stuff available nowadays. > Gerry > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com