Originally posted by Snake@Mar 19 2004, 09:53 PM
well this is actually reffering to my 1988 929. I wanted to buy new wires to go along with the new spark plugs me and my dad were putting in cos the old ones were dirty, but my dad said dont be stupid this will clean them right up so he got wd40 and sprayed in the gaps where the spark plugs would fit WITHOut the spark plugs there (umm isnt that bad cos wd40 breaks apart oil and thats going straight in the engine?) the spakr plugs themselves, and the wires...
It's not going to hurt them. However, it's not going to help either. If the wires need to be replaced, spraying them with WD40 is not going to fix them.
I think you are refering to the spark plug "boot", that you sprayed WD40 into. If you had water or moisture in the boots, then spraying WD40 in there would displace the water (replace the water with WD40). Which would be a good thing, because that is what WD40 is made for.
However, other than displacing the water, WD40 is not going to do any much else for you. It is not going to make "old" plug wires "new" again.