Di-electric grease does what?


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Di-electric grease does what?

Postby goldminerusa » Fri May 18, 2012 7:46 am



Is di-electric grease used to lubricate and allow voltage flow? If i use too much will it isolate voltage and reduce or prevent flow? I used it as a light film on the contacts when i re-cleaned the turn switch assy and now i can hear the return soleniod activate in the Accessory position of the ign switch and when in the start position i`ve lost the head light! Because of the grease?



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Re: Di-electric grease does what?

Postby RBGERSON » Fri May 18, 2012 7:58 am

KEEPS WATER OUT BUT ALLOWS JuiCE TO Flow..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Di-electric grease does what?

Postby scotterichmond » Fri May 18, 2012 9:46 am

Keeps a good connection , good. and helps cool in some applications

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Re: Di-electric grease does what?

Postby goldminerusa » Fri May 18, 2012 10:23 am

Thanks Guys. It`s what i thought and why i used it.

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Re: Di-electric grease does what?

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Dielectric grease is actually an INSULATOR, and does not conduct electricity. The correct way to use it is to actually make the connection, then pack it with dielectric grease, so no grease gets between the conductors - but that is rarely possible (or done, even when possible).

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Re: Di-electric grease does what?

Postby goldminerusa » Fri May 18, 2012 4:12 pm

Thanks wingadmin. Will try it the correct way for rest of the repair project. Should be just a couple of days now for the parts to (hopefully) arrive to solve the Turn/Relay fiasco.




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