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Remember to use lubricant, next time you screw...

Remember to use lubricant, next time you screw...


...in a light bulb, because "Bulb-EZ" will help prevent it from seizing in the socket. Yes, this is a real product, sold at Lamps Plus from which I get weekly flyer ads in the mail.

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Jun 01, 2010 at 09:03 PM Author: icefoglights
Probably just silicone grease. I use it on spark plug wires for that same purpose.

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Jun 01, 2010 at 09:48 PM Author: SeanB~1
I use vaseline on car lights to waterproof them, the lubricating is just a nice side effect. My trailer lightw would regularly go into the water ( fresh and sea water) and survived for years with this done to them. The original lamps lasted 6 monthe without, and rusted away.
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Jun 01, 2010 at 10:19 PM Author: RCM442
The title of this made me crack up!

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Jun 01, 2010 at 10:36 PM Author: lite_lover
Yeah that's awesome.

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Nov 11, 2010 at 07:47 PM Author: Mercury Man
This stuff is called "dielectric grease". It is made to be non-conductive up to 24,000 volts. We used to sell this stuff in the hardware store, along with "bulb extractors" for those people who went to unscrew their dead light bulbs, and the glass cracked off at the base leaving the screw-end in the socket.
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Nov 11, 2010 at 08:14 PM Author: dor123
In 2x0V countries, glass cracking off at the base, can be happens as an EOL behavior of incandescent lamps with only one fuse. In this case, a secondary arc develops, which in turn cause the glass part of the light bulb to eject from the base like a bullet, sometimes with a trail of sparks after it, leaving the base of the lamp screwed into the socket.

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Jan 24, 2016 at 11:46 PM Author: Solanaceae
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Aug 20, 2016 at 08:35 AM Author: Lumex120
That sure is one unintentionally er, inappropriate title.

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Oct 07, 2016 at 08:52 PM Author: streetlight98
Oh I'm sure it was intentional. Just goes to show all our minds are in the gutter. I ironically saw something similar to this at AutoZone when I went in to get a new plug for my car's oil pan. The gasket on it is a little dried out and it's dripping oil. Another part dried out and is dripping oil too. It's always dripped a little since I got the car but the mechanic was never able to pinpoint the leak since it was such a little amount. Well, over the past two months the car lost a whole half quart of oil (yeah I should probably check my fluids more than every few months lol) which was not normal (normally it would only drop a tiny amount between oil changes, which are usually every 3 months, or 3000 miles). So we took it in and he found the problem but it took him most of the day to find it. It's a little pump that controls oil flowing through the engine block and he's gotta take half the car apart to get to it so it's a $4 part that will end up costing $250 with labor.

Anyway, I'll be taking the car back Wednesday to get the part replaced, as it's still drivable. It would have otherwise sat at the mechanic's shop for three days because of the long weekend (Rhode Island still observes Columbus Day as a work holiday, so most smaller places are closed and the places that are open like the grocery store I work at will pay Sunday pay to employees, like me. So I'll get a little extra cash to pay the mechanic lol.)

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Oct 07, 2016 at 08:58 PM Author:

Oh I'm sure it was intentional. Just goes to show all our minds are in the gutter. I ironically saw something similar to this at AutoZone when I went in to get a new plug for my car's oil pan. The gasket on it is a little dried out and it's dripping oil. Another part dried out and is dripping oil too. It's always dripped a little since I got the car but the mechanic was never able to pinpoint the leak since it was such a little amount. Well, over the past two months the car lost a whole half quart of oil (yeah I should probably check my fluids more than every few months lol) which was not normal (normally it would only drop a tiny amount between oil changes, which are usually every 3 months, or 3000 miles). So we took it in and he found the problem but it took him most of the day to find it. It's a little pump that controls oil flowing through the engine block and he's gotta take half the car apart to get to it so it's a $4 part that will end up costing $250 with labor.

Anyway, I'll be taking the car back Wednesday to get the part replaced, as it's still drivable. It would have otherwise sat at the mechanic's shop for three days because of the long weekend (Rhode Island still observes Columbus Day as a work holiday, so most smaller places are closed and the places that are open like the grocery store I work at will pay Sunday pay to employees, like me. So I'll get a little extra cash to pay the mechanic lol.)





an oil pump shouldnt cause an oil leak unless its pushing so much pressure that its actually defeating the crank seals. sounds like you might be getting ripped off unless he was referring to the oil filter mount or something.
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Oct 07, 2016 at 09:48 PM Author: ace100w120v
Geez, 250 bucks! My definition of cars having bad leaks is "Will it soil cardboard and kitty litter OVERNIGHT?" Both cars my mom had when I was growing up had that magnitude of leaks.




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Oct 07, 2016 at 09:58 PM Author:
my car leaks oil too from the rear main but i cant be bothered to split the engine and trans to change it since its such a small amount. stop leak slows it down even more so its not even a problem
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Oct 08, 2016 at 05:31 AM Author: icefoglights
My Jeep leaks from the oil filter adapter. Made an attempt to replace it in frame (difficult due to limited space) and bent a wrench, so it will leak until the end of time. My little car as described as having "significant oil leaks". Neither one loses a quart over a 5000 mile oil change interval.

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Oct 08, 2016 at 08:35 AM Author: streetlight98
Aveoguy22: Not sure if it's the oil pump. I'm not sure what it's actually called but he showed me the part under the hood. It's a little black cylinder that's like 7 or 8 inches long mounted next to and below the engine. He said they they used to replace them all the time on older cars but he actually hasn't seen one in years (I drive a 1990 Buick Regal Custom). The actual issue is with the gasket. After a couple decades it's simply dried out and cracked. He and his dad have been our family mechanics for like 40 years so I'm confident that I'm not being ripped off.

@ Andy: well there is a pretty nice spot on the driveway where I park lol. It doesn't leak when it just sits there but it does leak when the car is moving and for a little bit after it's been parked after driving around, especially on the highway. When the car is just sitting there parked it doesn't drip unless it was just parked after going for a drive.

@ Icefoglights: Yeah he said he's glad it was just that little part and not something more major given the amount of oil all over the bottom of the car. The problem is getting worse, as it would never loose that much oil between changes. But now it seems to be getting worse and now that the problem has been found, I'd just like to get it fixed to prevent other problems. The car will be 27 years old this December so I sort-of expect there to be stupid little issues with it. I only paid $1500 for the car, which had 25000 miles when I bought it and had lots of work done underneath (new-everything with the brakes, some work to the fuel pump (I think) and some rust repair. I've put some money into the car for sure. New tires ($85/ea; they're Firestone white stripe tires), new speakers (total of around $225; I installed them myself), and new AC compressor (like $700 installed ).

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Oct 08, 2016 at 11:10 AM Author: ace100w120v
I just almost bought a 1968 Deuce and a Half for 3500, which actually had hardly any leaks, rare for those trucks. The joke is that if they don't leak, it's because the fluids have been drained! For one of those 3500 wouldn't have been a BAD deal for one in relatively good shape that would have needed relatively minimal work to get on the road; yes it would have been a sort of daily driver since it would have been my first vehicle.
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Oct 08, 2016 at 12:25 PM Author: streetlight98
Can you run those on used vegetable oil? Wouldn't be a bad gig if you have a lot of fast food places in your area lol.

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Oct 08, 2016 at 12:45 PM Author: icefoglights
Vegetable oil would have to be a summer only fuel

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Oct 08, 2016 at 01:00 PM Author: ace100w120v
Definitely summer-only, but yes, as Icefoglights can also confirm, we have LOTS of fast food places around here. That's part of my motivation for considering one; summers could mean running it on alternative fuel sources. My dorm roommate actually daily drove his Deuce at one point in high school, for more or less free on I think used motor oil. In Kansas, though, not nearly as cold as Fairbanks can get in the winter.
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Oct 08, 2016 at 01:07 PM Author: wattMaster
What makes it summer-only?

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Oct 08, 2016 at 01:12 PM Author: ace100w120v
The vegetable oil or motor oil is naturally thick and doesn't have much viscosity, so when it's cold it will basically just gel up and not flow very well, if at all.
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Oct 08, 2016 at 01:17 PM Author: wattMaster
Maybe that's just for colder places, winters here usually don't go below 40 degrees F.

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Oct 08, 2016 at 01:21 PM Author: ace100w120v
Haha! Yeah. Here we get -40F, not 40F in the winter.
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