[Vwdiesel] OT- aluminum parts stuck

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Wed Apr 4 01:57:24 EDT 2007

Had that happen with a mag light, I set the end in a jar with kroil in 
it for a few days and then tapped around the base for a few minutes to 
break the threads loose, it still took a good bit to get it to unscrew, 
but it came off. then just chase the threads to clean it out. Tape up 
any part that can leak and pour some coke in it and let it set over 
night, rinse with lots of hot water to get the coke out. Your mileage 
may vary, but it worked for me.
On Apr 4, 2007, at 1:08 AM, James Hansen wrote:

> Here's the deal.
> One of teh wife's tools for digging a rust ring out of your eye is sort
> of screwed.  She left the battery in it (alkaline) and it leaked.  The
> case end is machined aluminum with machined threads (fine) to hold one
> AA battery.  Battery leakage caused the threads to become corroded 
> shut,
> with what I assume to be alkaline corrosion.
> I would like to salvage the unit, It's not terribly expensive, but
> principle dictates that I try to separate the screw top from the body,
> to remove the old battery, and repair the damage- Making it as new, or
> improving on the original design in the process. :-)
> Thoughts on getting the stuck threads apart, bearing in mind it is
> alkaline corrosion?
> thanks
> -james
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