Originally Posted by Gramps
Maybe it's just me, but my interpretation of the problem with WD40 was not that it cause the o-rings to swell. Instead that it's basically a penetrant, and would get past the o-rings and contaminate the captured grease, causing premature wear..
Exactly what my honda manual says.
the chain has some small o-ring, lube, o-ring.
if you use wd-40 it will dissolve the lubricant inside the thing. The manual has a big red box about not using penetrating oil on the chain.
Also, the test lacked a Coke sample. Unacceptable!