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Re: Ammonia trick

On Thu, 29 Jan 98 14:40:46 EST, Gary wrote:

>Ah, another believer!  Can some one of you chem whizzes tell me why this
>works?  With so many skeptics, a little scientific explanation would go
>a long way.

Sorry. No expert explanation, just a wild guess:

Ammonia, like most other alcalics, is an efficient de-greaser, and
even removes burned oil (at least in my kitchen).

So, if burned oil on the threads acts as some kind of super glue, the
ammonia may remove it?

Allan Olesen, Denmark

83 100cd man. 243k miles (just runs and runs and...)
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