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    Would i be ok using WD40 to clean both of these? I know carb cleaner is best but i have run out and cant be bothered going to get more.

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    hmmmm, its wont be very good tbh, WD40 is more of a lube/penertrating spray

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    it will clean it, but not as good as a crab/brake cleaner would. and since your going to the effort of cleaning them you may aswel pay a couple of quid and clean in properly

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    Ah! I have brake cleaner, didnt know that would be safe to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danwells72 View Post
    Ah! I have brake cleaner, didnt know that would be safe to use
    its basically the same stuff mate

    all id say is let them dry for about 15-20 mins before connecting them back on the car

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    As above - brake cleaner should be fine but dont use wd40 as its an oil and soot will stick to it

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    It would defeat the purpose if you were to use WD40 as it's the oil in the turbo system that makes the sensor give false readings in the first place.

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    ive been using a similar stuff to the wd40 as i didnt have carb cleaner and it does fine mate, but as these guys say, its not the best to use.. but does work as long as you scrape everything off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_sri150 View Post
    hmmmm, its wont be very good tbh, WD40 is more of a lube/penertrating spray
    Use carb cleaner. WD40 is more more greasing moving parts.

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    Well this was done yesterday and i used brake cleaner. tbh i think it worked a bit better but cant be sure. either way car is now running nicely but i did notice a few things im not happy with from when i went to mij!

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