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Old 08-04-2010, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 74chevyflat
if wd40 is scarce, what could be used in its place?
I agree that the surface rust you will no doubt get will not be harmful, it pretty much wipes off as long as the surfaces are not left exposed.

I use ATF. It's fairly thin and can be further thinned w/mineral spirits for spraying from a pump spray bottle.

If you use STP, be sure to remove every trace of it from the cylinder walls before assembly.

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thank you all for your help. i think ill use the atf fluid and mineral spirits which i actually have laying around and ill coat the cylinders with engine oil every few days until i get this puppy`s cam and lifters. thats all i need at this moment should get them in a month or so but . the assembly lube is what i really need right now. could i assemble and torque the crank and rods? what assembly lube wont go dry for about a month or so?>
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