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Will a Gas Engine Run on WD-40? Let’s find out!

Will a Gas Engine Run on WD-40?  Let’s find out!


I’ve had a lot of requests to see if wd-40 is a suitable substitute for gasoline will Wd-40 work in a small gas engine. now. There are a lot of questions that people have regarding wd-40 Will it work as a replacement for starting fluid? Will an engine actually run on it if it does run on it is gonna cause carbon buildup Or is it gonna cause some other sort of problem anyway? I don’t know what’s gonna happen But what I do know is we’ve got this small engine a new engine that we’ve never used before so let’s get this project underway So what exactly is in wd-40 I went ahead and downloaded the MSDS off of the website it contains between 45 and 50 percent aliphatic hydrocarbons petroleum based oil less than 25 percent LVP aliphatic hydrocarbons 12 to 18 percent less than 2 percent surfactant and Less than 10 percent non hazardous ingredients so the flash point of WD- 40 is 122 degrees Fahrenheit Or 49 degrees Celsius, so this is a lot more like diesel than gasoline Regarding the flashpoint so be quite interesting to see how this stuff works inside of a gas engine Since this engine does not have an adjustable jet I don’t want to drill the jet out to make it larger I am confident that Wd-40 will require a greater fuel mix if we’re going to get this thing to run So I’m going to do is use a piece of metal to act as a choke And I’m going to install this real quickly and then we can adjust the fuel flow By using this as a choke Okay most of these small engines are set up with an engine kill switch as well as an engine break So what I want to do in order to test the power of this engine on wd-40 is to have an engine break But I don’t want it to kill the engine, so I’m going to do is disconnect the kill switch And then I’ll be able to run this engine with just the engine brake applied The way the engine brake works in these small engines. There’s a lever on the handlebars of the lawnmower, and when you release the handlebars What happens is this brake is applied and it produces a lot of drag on this flywheel to quickly bring the? the engine to a stop So the instructions on the WD-40 can say to shake well, so I want to make sure I have the right mix of Wd-40, I’m gonna shake this up real good And then I’m going to add six ounces of wd-40 to this container and the reason I’m measuring it out in this container is If this does not work I want to be able to add the exact same amount of fuel So six ounces of wd-40 and 6 ounces of gasoline for total 12 ounces Okay, so just finished running this engine for a while on wd-40 what I want to do now is add some gasoline and run the Engine for about ten minutes just to burn off Any sort of the oily substance on the inside of combustion chamber so we can get a really good look at it Well wd-40 is not a very good source for fuel a whole lot of smoke Not a whole lot of action, but anyway a lot of fun with this video So thanks to the hundreds of people that suggested I do this video Please keep those suggestions coming I try to keep track of all those I’m keeping notes on which ones folks are recommending And I’m trying to get to those as quickly as possible as usual just want to say I hope you’ll like share and subscribe. There’s something I can do better. Please let me know that as well Thanks again for watching the video, and I look forward to seeing you next time

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100 thoughts on “Will a Gas Engine Run on WD-40? Let’s find out!

  1. The pretty music playing as the engine blows the smoke just cracked me up. Whoever does your editing is brilliant and has a great sense of humor.

  2. The slow motion and music was cool. I bet the neighbors liked the smoke.😆 I buy the gallon jugs of WD-40 and put it in a spray bottle, it’s a lot cheaper.

  3. I put 5 gallons of diesel into my datsun 260z when it was almost empty but warm I drove it from Middlesborough to Newcastle upon Tyne about 35 miles on full choke no throttle it was doing 3000 remember and in 5th gear around 70-80 mph. Next day I drained about a pint of diesel from the tank replaced it with petrol/gas and it ran better than before the diesel. At a later date I pulled the motor n carbs down and they were really clean inside, I wouldn't recommend it for long term use but as a get you home stunt it's a winner 😂😂😂

  4. If you are still on the lookout for things to try in your engines as fuel, how far down the liquor cabinet proof list can you go and still get good results? i.e. starting with Everclear, which should definitely work, how low of alcohol content will still function? 80 proof Vodka, 100 proof Tequila, 50 proof Soju or Sake?

  5. Oh shot bro, I’m guessing I ain’t the first to say this but that lead behind your leg then lying within inches of a lawnmower,!

  6. Wife- "what's that fog and smell???"
    Me- " Nufin honey. I'm just donin another YouTube video" cough, cough. Ugh

  7. I noticed that the engine was very clean afterwards. I always used wd40 to clean and de-grease parts. How about using a mixture of a few ounces wd40 in a pint of gasoline and checking if it "cleans" carbon? PS – I believe you can buy WD40 in a gallon container and not have to use the spray can…

  8. Hey PF, my uncle's band needs support and I thought I'd ask that you listen to some of their music and if you like it include it in a video. Thanks and keep up the funny videos with adding random everyday items to your lawnmower that could cause it to possibly blow up.😂😂.

  9. How do you still have growing plants on your property? You might want to start using a HAZMAT suit and not grow your own food.

  10. 2 years recommending all sorts of tests, you did the bacon grease, my oldest suggestion was 2cycle oil tests comparing klotzr50, amsoil dominator and the new cerma oil. The reason i recommend the klotz and amsoil is because they are widely known as top notch and anybody who knows quality 2cycle oil will easily be able to have a baseline of how well others work.

  11. Project FARM is an Animal – Haaa…lets see what this little harmless motor will run off of..Diesel, WD-40, Nitro, pixie dust. You do the engine experiments I always wanted to do.

    So here is my request – what about an test where the engine runs on gas but also creates hydrogen via alternator power? I think the original experiment was called BORWN's Gas? The goal would be to see whether or not it would get better gas mileage than a purely gas rab engine. Willing to throw a couple bones at this experiment.

  12. I have heard from others in the "penatrating lubricant industry" for over 40 years that WD40 is just basically Kerosene and coconut oil. Sure it has a couple tiny amounts of something else but its like over 90% K&CO I may have to go live in a secret facility for letting that cat out of the bag. It should run anything that runs on kerosene just a lot smokier! OMG what was that noise. Helicopters? Epstien didn't kill himself! , Hillary is that you? No I had No Idea Bill was invested in WD 40 up to his elbows. . Please let me G0000oooo . . Seriously just make your own its about $1.00 per 8oz if you buy 1 gallon kerosene and 1 gallon coconut oil off the Jeff Bezos home delivery store and put into a pump sprayer. Look you just saved what a 500-900% markup 🙂 Its really a awful lubricant, but it really helps break things loose and cleans bugs off my car real well! This is what we did on farms, before retail and the interwebs made us all kids. 🙂

  13. I once broke down on a uk motorway,,geza gave me cleaning fluid,,that lambretta ran beter the ever,,🖖good vid ,now I know

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