Is the "LRT" similar to the "Smart Straw" shown here?
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I'm assuming that's what you were telling me to use to get the spray to
emerge lower than the top edge of the window slot.
Yes I do remember them, those semi stiff pieces of plastic tubing about
3/32" diameter that you stuck (not very firmly) into a hole in the can's
They got misplaced very easily too. I used to tape length of plastic
soda straw with it's bottom end folded closed to the side of the WD-40
can to have a spot to keep it in.
Now, what did "LRT" mean? I'm guessing the "LR" stood for "long reach",
but did the "T" stand for "tube"?
My father died of a heart attack after shoveling snow at work. That crosses
my mind every now and then as I shovel the driveway. Especially the 'at
work' part. He was going to retire when I graduated college. I did so that
spring. I'm getting close to the same age and I'm still working although
some days I wonder why.
Graphite is electrically conductive.
House locks don't care, at least at my house there's no wiring.
Automotive locks are a different story. There are lots of connections in both door and ignition locks. I'm wary of introducing another failure mode.
The switch is not the lock. Your ignition switch is often a good foot
from the cyl. In the car door all of the switches are generally quite
a distance from the cyl. I've NEVER seen an ignition switch or
doorlock switch fail from any lubricant put into the cyl and doubt you
ever will either.
On 11/13/2014 5:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The vehicle ignitions I've serviced, the cylinder
and switch often butt up against each other.
Some new GM, there is the resistor pellet in the
key, and that can be affected by conductive graphite.
Older cars, with the key in the dash, often the
cylinder and the switch were part of the same unit.
Christopher A. Young
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:08:43 -0500, Stormin Mormon
And many just have a rod from the cyl down to the ignition switch
lower down on the steering column. Even the ones directly coupled to
the cyl are physically separated - the cyl is in a casting with the
switch screwed or clipped onto the outer side of the casting.
On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:24:52 -0500, Stormin Mormon
Almost all Chrysler products from '70 to '90, Lots of Cadilacs and
Oldsmobiles in the sixties as well as many '86-98 GM vehicles, and a
lot of Fords from '70 to '98,
Just about any vehicle using a Saginaw manufactured tilt column used
them. This includes a lot of AMC, International Harvestor and Jeep
vehicles as well as GM.
Integrated ignition switches all but dissapeared except for some of
the Japanese manufacturers up untill the mid-late '90s., and other
than dash mounted ignition switches virtually NO north american
vehicle used direct operated switch (on the end of the cyl) except for
vehicles like the Mystique that were actually european vehicles built
in North America - and north american build Japanese brands.
This may have changed in recent years., but I know my 2002 Taurus is
remote mounted, actuated by a rack and pinion. The 95 Mistique had the
switch about 6 inches from the cyl, but mounted co-axially - in such a
way it would be almost impossible for any lubricant introduced into
the cyl to get into the switch...
On 11/13/2014 7:53 PM, email@example.com wrote:
ago, when I had a Chevette. I some how remember the ign cylinder had a gear
on it, and that gear went to a od tha worked the lock which was a couple
away. Right, some of the saginaw columns. There was a problem with
would smash the cheap metal to get at the lock.
virtually NO north american
You only need to LUBICATE the cylinder, not FLOOD the cabin with
NEVER put oil or WD 40 in the cylinder. :-Z
And what a dumb thread by pedantics arguing about things they only have
fleeting knowledge of. :-Z
And, idiotic spelling flames, ending a
sentence a preposition with!
Still, I'd avoid graphite in cylinders
which use electrical contacts, as graphite
can be conductive to trouble in those.
Christopher A. Young
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