Thanks, Greg.  The dropper bottle might be the way to go for my tach rather
than the spray can,

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I have used several different packagings of Deoxit. Deoxit has several
> different compounds too. I am talking about the red stuff. My experience
> with the spray is that the spray fails when only a small portion of the
> contents were gone. My technique when the contacts are accessible is to use
> the dropper container and q-tips. I saturate the head of a q-tip with the
> liquid, then rub the contact to remove the oxidation. If the female contact
> can't be cleaned this way I make and break the contacts several times with
> a
> bit of the liquid on the male contact. This has worked well for me.
>
> Greg
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew
> Strasfogel via Mercedes
> Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:11 AM
> To: Mercedes Discussion List
> Cc: Andrew Strasfogel
> Subject: [MBZ] Deoxit question
>
> The tach in my 1983 300TD runs only briefly after I fiddle with it
> (stuffing something under the retaining collar to tighten the contacts).
> I'm thinking it's either the gauge in the instrument cluster  or  slightly
> corroded pins in the sending unit.  Easiest option would be to apply Deoxit
> which I don't currently own.
>
> Question:  Which type of DeOxit should I purchase that suits this
> application?  Is it OK to spray into the femaie housing or just onto the
> male pin assembly?  There are several types on ebay:
>
> http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=deoxit&_sop=1
>
> TIA,
>
> Andrew
> 1985 300TD diamond blue/blue
> 1983 300TD white/blue
>
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