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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:44   #1
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I just bought some to treat my GP harness as a bit of preventative maintenance and to hopefully avoid CELs (had one for two days) in the future.

Question is can I use this stuff on any and all electrical connections, plugs, etc. inside the engine compartment and otherwise without it being detrimental or are there places one shouldn't spray it?

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 14:37   #2
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I can only assume this is a stupid question and the lack of responses indicate its safe for any/all electrical connections. Silence is golden, eh..?
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 15:58   #3
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It's good stuff. I'm a radio tech and use it all the time. It kept the radios going in almost all of the County fire engines at one time.

Another good product, especially where there is a lot of moisture is CorrosionX. It can be had from marine suppliers. Good for guns, also.

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Old October 27th, 2005, 19:18   #4
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OK. I have been looking around at this stuff and have found a 5% solution and a 100% solution. Is the 5% enough to do the job well or will a person most likely be reapplying to get all of the gunk off. What I am thinking of is a connector I saw on a tractor that was partly green with corrosion. would one application of the 5% take care of all of it, or would I need multiple applications? If I would need multiple applications in somehting like that, it may be better to get the unconcentrated stuff.

But then again, it may be something that I would mostly use on connectors just to be sure they are not a problem with the occasional serious corrosion cleaner in which case the 5% would seem to be more economical.

Any thoughts from the folks that have used this?

Any thoughts from anyone related to the proper use of deoxit?
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Old October 27th, 2005, 21:28   #5
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Where to get it?
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Old October 28th, 2005, 05:26   #6
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I saw some that I assume was 100% at Radio Smack last night. $10 for a tube about the size of two AA batteries. Prices vary widely though. Online I saw a can of D5 for $16.95 and for $9.95 at a different site.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 16:49   #7
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I saw some that I assume was 100% at Radio Smack last night. $10 for a tube about the size of two AA batteries. Prices vary widely though. Online I saw a can of D5 for $16.95 and for $9.95 at a different site.
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I'll run a check it out. Do a lot of GP replacment for people.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 17:03   #8
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Stabilant 22 is also a great product (www.stabilant.com).
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 13:38   #9
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Is the Radio Shack "contact cleaner" product any good? It's their own brand in a generic-looking spray can, with a brush on the cap. Small can is apx $10.99. The only Deoxit they have is the pen applicator.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 19:29   #10
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Go to a different RS. they sell the deoxit in a combo spray bottle for $14.99. Got some 3 days ago.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 19:34   #11
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Go to a different RS. they sell the deoxit in a combo spray bottle for $14.99. Got some 3 days ago.
How big were those bottles?
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 20:08   #12
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I THINK they were about 7ml. Not real big, but you need VERY little to do the job. The pen is 10ml IIRC.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 20:13   #13
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Thanks. I have come to trust your opinion, so I will use that a guage to what I see in RS next time I stop in.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 11:00   #14
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Appreciate that!

Did a nice job on making the laptop connections nice and shiny. Got a new Hex-Com + CAN cable this morning. Had to make sure everything was tip-top.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 21:26   #15
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Stabilant 22 is also a great product (www.stabilant.com).
Stabilant 22A is the VW approved stuff, but its expensive as all h^ll. $67.99 for a little small bottle of it at Advance Auto Parts.


Is there any objective testing to show how the less expensive DeoxIt and DeoxIt Gold compare to Stabilant?
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