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Fluid Film OK for oil pan / coolant hose clips?

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by anthill, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. anthill

    anthill Member

    Just changed the oil & filter (every 3,500km, lucky van), and noticed that the guys who sprayed my rust-proofing left the engine compartment un-touched.

    That's probably a good idea, but the rust on the oil pan is getting bad enough that I'm feeling like I ought to do something.

    Does Fluid Film work OK as a rust-proofer, and more important is it safe to use on the oil pan and miscellaneous engine bay fasteners (hose clamps, screws)? No fire risk? :D
  2. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    I use fluid film on my engine parts..(obviously not exhaust)..it's pure sheep squeezings...good for rubber as well.
  3. anthill

    anthill Member

    Update for those more fortunate than me:


    I sprayed the oil pan, and a few months later, all the paint flaked off!

    I think what happened is the fluid film crept under the (low-quality) oil pan paint, then when the engine got hot, it boiled and cracked the paint off!

    In the end, I scraped what little paint remained off the oil pan and re-painted with POR-15. It seems much more well-coated now.

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