I second the recommendation to use silicone spray.
Everyone should have a can of HD silicone spray handy. Spray rubber seals to stop squeaks and sticking. Spray the inside of spark plug boots to make it easy to pull them off w/o damage.
Spray it on a rag and wipe the antenna mast with it.
Spray the rubber seals on air cleaner housings to make it easy to remove the cleaner.
I've been maintaining cars for more than 40 years but it took me a long time to learn just how useful silicone spray can be.
Last edited by Bud; 10-28-2003 at 07:55 AM.