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Amsoil Metal Protector #5193689 08/22/19 09:07 AM
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I dropped by the locksmith yesterday. I could not get the key all the way into the door lock of my 2008 Burb. Since it’s the only manual lock on the vehicle I thought I should get it functional again. Usually I use the fob to open the door and hadn’t used the key in a long time.

I firstly gave it a shot of GM Teflon lube ( the one the owners manual suggests.] No luck. Took it to the locksmith and he gave it a shot of Amsoil Metal Protector, his go-to lock spray. He then worked a metal pick inside the lock, gave it another shot and the key went in easy and unlocked the door. He mentioned all the de-icing stuff they use on the roads in the winter cruds up the locks. It’s made worse when only the fob is used to unlock the door.

Maybe the pick was the trick, but I thought I’d post the spray for all the Amsoil fan boys out there. Enjoy!






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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Amsoil Metal Protector [Re: Snagglefoot] #5193709 08/22/19 09:32 AM
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I've found that when an experienced locksmith has a go-to, it's usually effective.


I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

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Re: Amsoil Metal Protector [Re: Snagglefoot] #5193711 08/22/19 09:35 AM
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Id like to try it on my 07 Corolla, locks freeze constantly in winter. Ive tried everything with little success. Everytime temps go from + to - the locks dont work.


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Re: Amsoil Metal Protector [Re: Snagglefoot] #5193786 08/22/19 11:20 AM
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Who uses a key on a car door lock?


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Re: Amsoil Metal Protector [Re: Donald] #5193964 08/22/19 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Who uses a key on a car door lock?


My 07 Corolla..lol..whoever has older cars.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
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2015 Toyota Venza Parisian Blue Pearl 25k miles
TGMO 0W20 & OEM filter

Re: Amsoil Metal Protector [Re: Donald] #5194005 08/22/19 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Who uses a key on a car door lock?
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People that are practical. It might occur someday that the "dumb" key has to be used. Some nonfunctional Darwin types might have to call a locksmith if they drop their key fob in some water. I'd prefer to simply twist the key in the lock and be on my way.


I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 149k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 55k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: Amsoil Metal Protector [Re: Snagglefoot] #5194016 08/22/19 04:50 PM
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I've only had issues with frozen door lock cylinders if I make the mistake of using a drive through car wash on well-below-freezing days. Regardless, I give my locks a yearly spritz of Fluid Film. Now, the little locking plug for the spare tire winch is another story. NOTHING I do can keep it rotational except frequent use.


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